I plan to do a research project pertaining to the graffiti found around Corpus Christi. I want to compare two areas: the west side and the south side. I have already begun gathering photos of graffiti. I want to study amounts, types, and messages that can be found in both areas.
Discussion of Secondary Sources
At present I have found numerous newspaper articles and television transcripts about the graffiti problem in the city. I also plan to interview people in the areas who can transcribe some of the symbols and messages. I plan to rely on published works that discuss reasons for creating graffiti. Some are available on the internet and in library databases.
I hope to find theoretical information about graffiti as art. I will also hope to find theoretical information about graffiti as vandalism. I also plan to refer to Arnheim's definitions of pictures, symbols, and signs. In addition, Barthes' article about rhetoric of images may be useful.
I plan to conduct a comparative study of two approaches concerning graffiti.
Results of Primary Research
I hope to show two opposing sides to this issue.
Discussion/Conclusions About Findings
Perhaps I will be able to offer recommendations that address this issue.