The first time I remember seeing someone do Graffiti
was in police custody where a friend showed me how to vandalize the police cell. He
sparked up a cigarette which he pulled out of his secret pocket, then lit it
using a bit of flint and some tissue! The ash was collected and mixed with spit and hate then made his feelings clear on the wall with spit and ink !!!!
I doodled most of my life and constantly got
told, "You must use this ability to do SOMETHING good", I knew one day I would.
I battled with addiction to hard drugs for over
seventeen years, this all changed in the moment I was given a diagnosis
of cancer in 2012. My addictions all but
evaporated and suddenly I was free (they call it a WAKE UP call), free from a life I truly hated and would be
glad to see the back of. I had been waiting for this liberty for too long and I
was truly ready to start living my new life right away.
The streets seemed an excellent place to start
some of my early projects like my Russell Brand “Don’t Vote” poster campaign. I
wanted to highlight some of the political topics he was discussing on the
Internet. “I mean why should we vote for people we don’t trust”?
After finally being arrested for Graffiti I decided to concentrate my passion to do art in a more accepted way. I
started sending some of my works to Galleries. My first success was the sale of
a piece I did called “A Piece of evidence” which found its new home through
WYN-317 Street Art Gallery in Miami. I will be popping up in more shows along the way in the next couple of years. Follow me on FB to see updates/shows etc.
xox AlkoMist xox