“I am a fashion design major, and in college at Syracuse, I had a fashion professor there who told me to make things familiar, yet irritating.”
How would you define art?
“Define art, whoa, I don't know, that’s a good question. Design is solving a problem. Art is self-expression.”
What sets Austin apart from anywhere else?
“The support surrounding art and public art is stronger in Austin. People are more collaborative and open to art. St. Louis, where I’m from, has an underground art scene. In Austin, there's a public art organization who oversees art in public places. There are also murals and art everywhere, and it's just not that way back home.”
What do you see as the future of street art?
“I can tell you about the future of Chalk Riot, which is our company of 5 artists. We are a gritty professional chalk street art company, and we get hired by corporate clients to do marketing and activations at events—like making art for photo operations and call-to-actions. We do chalk murals, like at Washington University in St. Louis and couple different other colleges. In DC, we were hired by Greenpeace to do an anamorphic piece. It basically looked like a pipe coming out of the ground.