I'm an artist living and working in Los Angeles.
The impetus for this body of work was the passage of Prop 8 in California in 2008. I took to the streets with an aggressive message of anger and anarchy, speaking directly to the population of LA by plastering images of homos and "homo love" on derelict buildings, utility boxes and construction sites all over the city. It was initially a "fuck you" to the general public for not supporting our rights, but it quickly became a message of positivity and support to the LGBTQ community. My goal was to add to the conversation around gay rights and gay pride and to expand the ideas of what it meant to be gay.
At that time, Street Art was taking off as an important and recognized artistic medium and Los Angeles was one of the few cities in the world where the scene was thriving with serious and determined artists. It was also at this moment in history that individuals began to document Street Art and disseminate these images to other interested individuals all over the world via social media. There was an explosion of interest in Street Art and particularly with the Street Art created in Los Angeles.
Many of the artists working on the streets of Los Angeles during those years have gone on to be important players in the International Art scene. I'm proud to have been a part of that moment in art history and to have had the chance to work closely with and get to know many of the men and women involved in the LA Street Art community.
I continue to work in the streets of LA but I also do work in cities across the globe. From Barcelona to Bejing, New York to Buenos Aires and many cities in between, I strive to push my art and create dialogue around equality, gay pride and "homo love".