I’ve always been into using my hands, ever since kindergarten. I think hip hop got me into street art – I always liked hip hop, but I didn’t feel like I understood it until I met my partner TC. He explained to me the original intent, the love behind it, and my love of graff came from him. I love its impermanence, how it always evolves and changes, with rust, paint chipping, the details shifting, the people who connect to it, how it all becomes one. I’m very into the layers of things, the energy of graffiti.
I’ve always been a tomboy, a girl who doesn’t fit. I love seeing girls going at it hardcore, whether it’s painting or dancing. I am not a girl who thinks ‘guys can do it better.’ No. Fuck that. I always had art battles with guys, and loved to beat them.
I started out with fine art, wanting to be a graphic designer. I love to use Adobe Illustrator, and sketch out an idea and layer colors into it. Then I’ll print pieces and put them on plywood, and cut them out. Those are my 3D pieces. I love realistic but painterly drips. I love animated, fun characters.
I use resin. My favorite cans are Liquitex – they feel like watercolor. I like Kobra and Montana cans. For outlines, I’ll use an oil base with a matte finish. I like Liquitex markers.
I just walk around and snap photos of street art, then put it aside and let it sit in my mind to inspire me. I look for faces, not serious, but doofy, geeky girls, really animated movements, faces with fun and silly emotions. I love the work of SHIO ONE – a Japanese street artist, she’s great.
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