PROCESS ➡️ STEP:2 when approaching public work I tend to break it down into a few steps, the second step is to collage the photos into the composition of the space I’ll be painting. Sometimes this part of the process happens instantly, and other times it will take a lot of work and refiguring. It’s pretty exciting to find new ways to work or rework local images back into the local area. It’s important to pay homage to the local history, especially as the landscapes are changing. Here is a mock up of a wall I recently painted in Los Angeles.
PROCESS ➡️ STEP:1 when approaching public work I tend to break it down into a few steps, the first step is to get an image or the dimensions of the space, and search the local area for interesting signs or textures. I spend a lot of time in this part of the process and learn a lot in these moments. It’s something I love to do by myself and I believe these moments really drive my work forward. I tend to give myself way more options than I’ll ever need. One thing I’m grateful for in terms of doing public work is the opportunity to offer something for the public to observe.
Something to get their attention and open a dialogue within themselves. Here are some images I actually used recently in down town LOS ANGELES.
LOS ANGELES📍 with @_emjay_ for @pumafootball @kickstothepitch @puma
Los Angeles📍 short lived wall on Fairfax for Fairfax. I’m not talking about buying the latest trends in apparel. Good times. Thank you @theseventhletter @ironlak @_efink_ for the help making this happen. 📸 @_emjay_
Los Angeles📍 short lived wall on Fairfax for Fairfax. I’m not talking about what Fairfax is today,I’m talking about something deeper. The world is a sick place that tends to refuse the medicine. Thank you @theseventhletter @ironlak @_efink_ for the help making this happen. 📸 @_emjay_
PROCESS ➡️ STEP: 3. Pretty much the final step, it’s pretty self explanatory, all comes down to execution.
I try to have as much fun as possible getting walls completed. I’m very competitive within my self and my previous projects. For example: If I painted a 2 story building last time, I want to do a 5 story building the next time. If I put in five 7 hour days last time, I want to put in eight 12 hour days the next time. I break this down to how early I wake up what time I get to the wall, you name it. I do this day by day, project by project, and year by year.. I look at a lot of what I do in the long term. I make all my decisions based on how it will affect me in 10 years and not on how it will affect me next month. For me this is a fun way to approach work or life in general. Thanks for reading. Attached is an image of a recent mural in downtown Los Angeles as well as some others from 2017.
LOS ANGELES 📍 awesome video by @_emjay_ 🌹 check it out and give her some feedback if you like. she puts a lot of time and energy into these videos and I’m super grateful. Thank you : @_emjay_ @theseventhletter @greentreedtla @ironlak @treebaseklear for all the help and support. 💪🏼 on to the next one.