Sexually Explicit Graffiti Sprayed on Wildwood Road
One of the most heavily trafficked roadways in Wildwood was defaced by art crime.
Graffiti was used to communicate in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire; now Wildwood has a recent example of it sprayed on Fox Creek Road. A female image and words were applied on the roadway just outside the entrance of Rockwoods Range, at one of the Missouri Department of Conservation parking lots for trails and hunting.
The graffiti appeared about a week ago.
This application appears to what's called a "throw-up" in the graffiti culture, also known as a "bombing"—which means it was painted very quickly with just two or three colors, sacrificing aesthetics for speed.
Some of the words painted had what some would consider a double, political meaning.
City staffers since covered over the images with black paint as a temporary measure.
Graffiti is considered vandalism, and is a punishable crime.
The earliest forms of graffiti date back to 30,000 B.C. from prehistoric cave paintings and pictographs made with tools such as animal bones and pigments. The term "graffiti" comes from the Italian word graffiato, which means "scratched."