I’ve been marveling at your stickers since I first discovered them awhile back here in NYC. What an amazing handstyle! When did you first get into street art? It was around 1986. I was about 12 or 13 and started tagging around my neighborhood. By the time I was 15, I was piecing.
Where were you living at the time? In Pittsburgh.
What got you into getting up? I just wanted to see my name everywhere!
What is your first graffiti-related memory? Running around downtown Pittsburgh with my friend, Sage, introducing the town to street bombing.
Any inspirations at the time? Many – Seen, Zephyr, Dr. Revolt, RTW, Phase 2, T Kid, Duster, Tracy 168. MIN, Iz the Wiz
Did you rep any crews? No, I’m on my own.
Have you ever been arrested? Once. I was careless. I was caught tagging with acid etching ink.
What happened? I ended up having to clean the trains.
These days stickers are obviously your main medium. What gave you the idea to go with stickers? I started noticing them on boxes everywhere. I liked the way they looked and I felt it was a good way to stay connected to the scene in some way.
What are your preferred surfaces? I like postal boxes, newspaper boxes and road signs
Any favorite spots? Just about anywhere in Manhattan.
How do you feel about folks who remove your stickers? I take it as a compliment. I just put up more.
Where do you get your materials? I generally use postals or pick up materials from where I work.
Any favorite sticker artists? Faust, Sure (RIP), RK9, DSense, Overconsume, KA, MTK, Kosby
Have you ever made any money from your art? I’ve sold some canvases, but I work at other jobs to support my family – jobs that allow me to devote time to my art.
Any other interests? I love music – especially the heavy metal and rock from back in the day — Black Sabbath, the Beatles…
What do you see yourself doing in five years? Doing what I enjoy doing and hopefully making money from art.
Good luck! Your stickers are among my favorite!
Interviewed by LoisInWonderland