Moved around a lot after that (Texas, Connecticut), ended up in Durham, North Carolina for about 7 years. I reside
in Charlotte, North Carolina now for about 10 years.
along to those Bob Ross shows a lot when I was like 3 years old. But I got into tagging when I was 13. I was handed
a spray can and I started throwing my name all over Durham’s streets. My canvas work began in 2012 when I got a
hold of a large canvas, realized it was easier to get better work done painting legally so I stuck with it.
of New York covered in tags and murals. I felt totally connected to the public expression, the danger, and the penmanship of those street artists. An old head I used to know gave me my name “Ghost”, and I proceeded to tag it everywhere. In 2012, I was watching one of my favorite documentaries “Style Wars” and there was a part that stuck out to me, where the graffiti artists had an art show where they exhibited their work on canvas and other objects. The idea hit me immediately to start putting my work on stretched canvas. I’ve been on that wave for the past 6 years.
its gotta be my stereo/headphones. Music is vital.
around that time. They say it takes 10 years/10,000 hours to master a craft, so I aim to accomplish that. And hopefully help move the culture here in Charlotte further with the help of my art.
to feel anxious and stressed. My thoughts become unclear and I usually end up making bad decisions. Every time I pick up my brush/spray I open the flood gates of my conscious and subconscious mind. I become sane again.
need to create powerful/sensitive work to depict the moment. I mean, Banksy’s work says it all. Art has become a
megaphone, the artist projecting their opinions to the masses to entice the view to feel some kind of way. It’s
important as an artist to be very responsible with the way they handle subjects. I don’t ever get political,
my choice in subject is usually just mindlessness. I try to not think too much, but rather lose myself in the nature
of my subconscious while utilizing color and shape.
the support of the community. Lots of people give up too early in their career because of the lack of support around them. But on that note, shout out to all the struggling artists out there that wont let the doubts and hardships
be the reason they abandon their dreams. Keep the passion alive, and keep creating.
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