Graffiti: Overpasses Near Disney World Tagged
I-4 Near WDW becomes a Gallery for graffiti artists…
Love it or hate it, it’s costing the State of Florida time in cleanup (and presumably over time). It’s graffiti and it is now adorning over and underpasses near Walt Disney World.
Graffiti Greets Guests
Graffiti is popping up all over Central Florida. An artist, or two, are upping the ante by targeting a busy stretch of Interstate 4.
Large colorful graffiti can be seen popping up along the multilane highway in the Walt Disney World area. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) want to find out who is responsible for the damage.
“Troopers we have assigned to the interstate noticed the graffiti at this location. They saw it at the entrance and exit ramps and reported it to FDOT,” FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.
A Dangerous Canvas
The art is illegal and, actually, dangerous.
“First of all, it’s against the law to be up there as a pedestrian. So whoever did this, you can’t be walking around standing on an interstate,” Lt. Montes said.
However, it’s not exactly unusual for graffiti to find purchase during times of crisis or strife or in highly visible locations.
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, a professor at the University of Central Florida, explained, “When it comes to graffiti writing there’s always been a history of tagging and drawing murals in highly visible areas. That’s just a way of drawing attention to themselves.
“You tend to see more graffiti seems to kind of explode more in times of crisis or social strife and this is one of those times. This is definitely a pressure cooker.”
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