I've been cutting stencils by hand and spray painting them for 8 years now. My goal is to further and further push the technical boundaries of stencil art. I've been told that I spend too much time cutting the stencils, that the degree of difficulty isn't worth it. However, I find the whole act completely therapeutic, and I wouldn't change my ways for anything.
Finding a great source photo is the best form of inspiration for me. I love to analyze the work of an amazing photographer in order to figure out how I might be able to capture the beauty of their piece with a couple cans of spray paint and some lacerated paper. And once a project is completed, I step back and look at it, and I am immediately inspired to start another one, to see if I can do better.
I have never attended a RAW event, but after watching some videos and checking out the website, it looks like an extremely positive and energetic event. I like that everything looks integrated, like it is an ensemble performance rather than several individual artists being presented side-by-side in the traditional gallery setting. It looks like one hell of a party, as well!
My daughter, Isabella.