I enjoy finding things people have discarded. Much of my process starts with objects or images or sounds Ive found randomly or roaming the city. I'm always surprised with how recycling can ignite the inspiration to RE-create and help me to produce with new meaning. Currently, Ive been starting with more distressed materials-- weathered, aged wood mostly. Seeing the history in the materials and connecting to its past gives me ideas about the direction to engage in making something fresh.
Some of my work deals with movement and the raw energy that city living creates. In my sculptures/paintings/murals/music, I like to balance grounded rhythms and movements against contrasting abstract shapes and colors and sounds to express oppositional forces or dualities that are happening all the time in urban enviornments and within our bodies. When I am working, I am thinking about what is happening somewhere elsea boy is running for the bus, a man is multi-tasking in his office cubicle, a teacher is helping to teach a student to read. All of these experiences are happening at the same time, but at the end of the day we all need to sleep to re-energize to live another day. I think about the fact that we are all struggling and surviving, running around trying to make things happen.
I generally find myself responding to a few different worlds of influence: abstract expressionism, pop surrealism, and graffiti art/culture. My history in street/public art (tagging, bombing, stenciling, wheat pasting, and sculpture splating), and my current creative pursuits (djing, collecting, music producing, surfing, and traveling) also push their way between the foregrounds and backgrounds of my art.