Graffiti dates back to Roman times when art work appeared either painted on or scratched into walls. Modern-day Graffiti is, in most cases, the defacement of property without the owner’s consent and is considered vandalism, which is punishable by law. It usually consists of images or letters marked by way of either spray paints or other means onto walls. It is sometimes regarded as unslightly and ugly but in some cases it is regarded as a form of art.
It is most often used to convey a message, either social or political. It can be used sometimes by agreement to brighten up a community by painting a mural on a public wall. In my opinion, it remains part of popular culture and can either add to the beauty of an area through the use of imagery or convey a strong message or else it can add to the ugliness and this is in most part down to the artist.
This recent shot of Dublin Graffiti by Maser appeared on Upper Camden St. According to the book of Revelations in the Bible, it is prophesied that an angel heralded a warning to the people that Babylon is falling. The Babylon race were a very rich people and they had fallen from a state of great wealth. This could be the artists comment on our current economic climate and the fall of the Celtic Tiger.