We had the good fortune of connecting with CLs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi CLs, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk has been the spice of life in my life/art career. Being uncomfortable and outside your box is the best way, in my opinion to grow as a person and as an artist.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My artwork on the street, was a creative idea that came to me one night spent in jail. with two friends who happen to be graffiti writers. It was New Year’s Eve night, Chicago 2005 and I decided to go out with two friends of mine and would you guess it, we were arrested. The three of us were put in the same cell that night because the jail was so full being New Year’s Eve. So we got to hang out and talk for the evening. After listening about the buff, I decided that I would have my art come off the wall so when the buff happened, you would still be able to see my artwork. 16 years later I’m still at it. And the artwork has matured from single sculptures that I hung in site specific places to installations that I know create on site in the public.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The urban environment is my canvas. I love to walk the streets and interact with my canvas. See the artwork, smell the different smells. Talk to the people. Touch the paint on the walls. My suggestion to any person visiting a new area is to do this. No matter what city your in, in the world.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family and friends