SKULL SAYS HEART
For this collection, I combined three of my passions: Vintage pin-up visuals, music and street art techniques. First preparing the surface with embossed letters spelling out song lyrics, I then painted with a mixture of acrylics, ink, marker and spray paint, finishing with seemingly contradictory and random symbols, leaving the viewer to decide what exactly is being said.
For this smaller collection, I continued thematically from Skull Says Heart using street art techniques and vintage pin-ups, but brought more focus to those two elements, attempting to make as profound a statement as possible with a rather limiting technique and subject matter.
HEARTS OF DARKNESS
In the vein of the Streethearts collection, with these pieces I brought my focus to evoking mood through color as well as subject matter.
Why spend all of this time learning street art techniques if I’m not going to actually do street art? That’s what I asked myself, at least. Here are the answers to my question.