It has taken millennia for us to evolve into the intelligent, socially aware and civilized beings we like to think of as ourselves today. But perhaps some of our primal urges have been left intact, and I am not referring to our core instincts that enable us to keep Homo Sapiens on the map like eating and breathing.
There seems to be an urge deep within us to leave something, visual or tangible in our wake for others to see. Is it akin to the territorial instinct of our dearest canine friend that necessitates him to leave his mark on a lamppost? Do we also have a need to leave a mark not only to claim territory but as an exclamation of a rule and maybe superiority? Or is it to validate our existence?Speaking for myself, I am quite content to confine my mark making to the canvas.