I’d have say that I’m a dabbler of sorts. I like to experiment with style. Most recently my works are a blend of stylized portraits and with elements influenced by old retro advertising illustrations and hand painted signage. No matter how far I stray for where I started at, my work always seems to still embody some graffiti influence on one front or another. Whether it’s in the line weight or the ever pervading presence of heavily saturated color that seems to always present itself in my work. Are you originally from Toledo? I know you’ve traveled quite a bit, having lived in Pittsburgh where you went to school, and when you moved out west for some time too. Can you compare the local street art/graffiti scene to the other cities you’ve lived in? How does Toledo rank in terms of accepting the work
you create, compared to other cities. Is there need for improvement?
I was actually born in the Windy City but we relocated back to TTown shortly after my birth, returning to the place where our kinfolk resided at the time. I was raised here and consider myself to be Ohio grown. Other than that Pittsburgh and Phoenix are the only other areas that I spent any significant amount of time in. As for Toledo in comparison to other places I’ve been exposed to, on the street art front, our walls are naked! We have a city full of walls, a lot of which are already scared with buff marks, but yet it seems that people are still somewhat resistant to the presence of public murals executed in aerosol. I’m not sure if it’s the negative 85
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