I see graffiti culture as a means of taking back the decaying and underfunded landscape of an inner city and reclaiming it as our own. If I am forced to see boarded up windows and closed down store fronts, I am going to carve my identity and make my mark wherever I can. The perceived imprisonment of an impoverished neighborhood will not suppress my spirit, my culture, or my dreams. If the world of our parents gave us trash, we will sculpt it into art, and if we cannot, we will invent songs to sing as we burn it down. The adolescent spirit is one which rejects established wisdom, demanding there is a new and better way.