|how long have you been painting?
officially probably since the year 2000.
How did you get started?
i really just moved into a house where i lived alone, i had no television, really nothing going on, so I just started fucking around with shit, and things started looking better and better and before i knew it I thought maybe there is a little talent here, maybe there's not. People started to enjoy the shit i did so it kind of just snowballed into what it is.
So your just self taught?
Yah, completely self taught. You know i just come from the skateboard graffiti ascetic, you know. There were a lot of peers growing up that i looked up to, that i stole shit from, and taken ideas from, but for the most part yah self taught.
What do you do in life?
In life I basically, I guess avoid responsibly. But nah, in real life.... I'm a super hero.
We were talking about art school the other day, what's your take on that?
Its not for everybody obviously, art school as a whole...
I guess we were just talking about how you don't think its for you its just not something you think you could do.
As far as sitting down and painting a bowl of fruit or sculpting someone standing in the middle of the room, that would be so tedious, crazy to me, i think it would probably be worse than normal school. But um, If art school was cheeper I think everyone should go at least to say they went and dropped out... All good artist are art school drop outs it seems.
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