Officials are usually more on top of the graffiti in Oaxaca than they have been this month. There’s a 666 scrawled on the ethnobotanical garden’s concrete walls; there are a bunch of tags (on public and private property, including the windows of homes), some political messages, a few scribbles, and, on the more artistic side, some stencil graffiti and decals. However, these two spray-painted pieces in English (with an added umlaut) left me wanting to know more.
The Spring Break piece is particularly interesting as the paint has dripped through the s in spring, forming a dollar sign. Was this intended? Why is it here? In June? What are they trying to say? Why is it in English?