Following NoGraf's criticism of Long Beach's
"top 14 women graffiti contest," the following email was received
from Mrs. Teresa Ramos. NoGraf's response to Mrs. Ramos appears below
her email. She has not responded to this.
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:34 AM
Subject: top 14 women graffiti artists (Long Beach)
I am disgusted by your response to the Dept. of Parks sponsored event this
These are our future artists. Your behavior is irrational and stupid. Go
jump in the lake...any one will do!
Mrs. Teresa Ramos
Long Beach, California
SEEK THE TRUTH OF YOUR CONVICTIONS.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: top 14 women graffiti artists (Long Beach)
Hello Mrs. Ramos,
I enjoyed the advisory note at the
end of your email ("SEEK THE TRUTH OF YOUR CONVICTIONS"). In
keeping with that, could we learn how the "top 14 women graffiti
artists" achieved that status? Did they do it without
"racking" paint? Did they do it without vandalism on
somebody else's property? Since my experience with these matters is
largely with graffiti victims, I am hesitant to celebrate achievement
without examining the journey to that achievement.
BTW, I have nothing against art.
My middle son is a talented artist, who recently returned from an exhibit of
his work in Brazil.
Looking forward to hear from you!