Art or Vandalism?

A deviant artist nicknamed ULiveandYouBurn turned roadside traffic safety barrels into monsters and alligators, but is it art or vandalism?

Sometimes there’s a fine line between art and vandalism. Blurring that line is Raleigh, North Carolina-based ULiveandYouBurn (nickname used to protect his identity). Part Urban Explorer, part fine-art photographer and social critic, ULiveandYouBurn is constantly pushing the boundaries of acceptable art.

As an Urban Explorer, he’s traveled into many closed-off areas including construction sites, abandoned buildings, and mine shafts, and he’s climbed his share of dizzying construction cranes.

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by StigNordas.

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They forgot "Part douchebag", which is weird, considering that's the biggest part.

He should do like Banksy: get permission to do something and only pretend it's vandalism.
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According to our local paper (I live in Raleigh near NCSU) Joe Carnevale has offered to pay for the traffic barrels, which belonged to a contractor working on Hillsborough Street. If that's the case I really don't see any reason to waste time and money prosecuting him.
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