“Hope” I’ve always pushed my body to the limit, whether it was climbing in Tennessee, surfing at the beach, snowboarding in the mountains, or competing in athletics. Now that I’m a disabled veteran of the USAF, my disability greatly impacts my physical mobility, and my art has stepped up to fill the void.
I intentionally use boards, paint, and materials that I find in abandoned, trashed urban areas. It cleans up the spaces, helps minimize my footprint, and brings the energy of where those items have been to my work. The splatter layers are typically created through popping (exploding) 50-100 paint cans that were left outside by other graffiti artists. I use those colors and textures as a jumping off point, and often work in personal themes by drawing and painting on top of and within those layers.