What first drew you to street art? Street art is a really enticing way to create and present art work. I was first drawn to it was because it was all over the walls in New York city and at that time I was pretty disillusioned by the art world and gallery world and not really seeing anything that was inspiring to me. When I saw art in the street I thought, ‘man this is such a gift, why would you leave this on the street for me to find’? I had to partake and immediately became obsessed with it. I started out doing wheat pasting, then eventually got into graffiti and mural painting. Bombing is obviously the most thrilling thing – the speed, climbing, jumping and running – but it’s also really cool to be able to sit and work on a piece until it’s exactly what you want it to be. On murals you can sit and legally work on it so you get to develop your skills. Every time I work on one I feel like I’m improving and I’m learning something which is cool.
You have combined a number of images from INFRINGE to create this mural, what drew you to these particular images? I was particularly drawn to these images because of the colour of the hair or the skin tone… I really like to incorporate different races, I think it’s so important to represent all people. I tend to only paint females but chose these images based on the hug