ATLANTA -- Imagine being so consumed with a creative desire for expression that you're willing to jog halfway across the city, sweating with a backpack and a can of spray paint; that you'd be willing to climb the highest walls just to get a blank 'canvas."
"It's actually really good artwork," said one eyewitness in the West End. "And it happens so fast it takes them 45-minutes. And it's so good who wouldn't want it on their building?"
The answer to that is simple: pretty much anybody with a building.
"Basically it just comes down to something simple," said Keith Flemming, chairman of the Graffiti Task Force. "If you tag an area that you do not have permission, that you do not own, that is vandalism."
The city of Atlanta has been aggressive in its pursuit of taggers making arrests and cataloging signet graffiti.