Art or Vandalism?: Traffic Barrel Sculpture

The North Carolina college student who contructed this piece of work said he saw this as a form of street art. I agree. Police just saw vandalism. They dismantled the 10-foot “barrel monster” and arrested Joseph Carnevale. He was charged with larceny and destruction of property, both misdemeanors.

I personally dont think it's a big deal. I think its genius! I'm not the only one who thinks that this kid's creation was genius. Even the construction company wants the 21-year-old to create a replica of the figure that led to his arrest.

"Carnevale, an Indianapolis native, prides himself on his street art, but said he’s most interested in guerrilla photography — making art and snapping images from restricted locations."

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