Answers for Liis M
1. Do you think that graffiti should be legalised? Why?
2. What have people said about your unique street art?
3. Did you like to draw when you were younger?
4. Where did you get your nickname 'Roadsworth'?
5. How has this 'project' changed your life and do you regret anything?
6. What are you doing now?
1. As long as it's legal to drive your car, pollute the air, advertise, build ugly buildings, sell fast food, over-consume, allow people to go hungry, make war and allow banks to gamble money away while still reaping record profits then I think graffiti should be legalized.
2. People are generally encouraging and I am proud to say that the encouragement comes from, artsy types, b-boys, graffiti writers, mothers, fathers, little kids, old ladies and everyone in between. I'm happy that what I do has a certain mass appeal in terms of the demographics that appreciate it.
3. I did like to draw when I was younger but stopped drawing around high school only to take it up later on in life.
4.Roadsworth has a few associations. It's an hommage to one of my first inspirations in street art : the artist Andy Goldsworthy (although he's not really a street artist himself) It's also a reference to the poet Wordsworth. Where he makes poetry with words I do it with the road. Sounds a little pretentious I know but it should be taken lightly. Finally it's the idea or the "worth" or "value" of the road i.e. the road's worth.
5.I don't regret too much except maybe not being discreet/careful enough about my street art before I got arrested although that led to another chapter of my life and a career that I don't regret. sometimes I regret "playing it safe" as it were but I try to make up for that in other ways.
6.I'm doing a lot of commissions, some indoor, some outdoor, mostly public and trying to find time to learn how to paint on canvas. also thinking of different ways to hit the streets.