The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Therefore, I believe graffiti is an art form and that it should be looked at as any other expression of creative skills in visual form. However, there is a problem that need to be solved.
If you wish to be respected as an artist, I believe as well, that you have to respect your community and the people around you. You can make a difference. The choice is yours, Ghost.