"Ever since I can remember I have always written my name, whether it was on walls or a piece of paper scribbling it over and over again the same letters “Poesia” have been scribbled 10′s of thousands of times. 25 years later my work still references this repetitive act of mark making. Graffiti was my introduction to the art and remains a key inspiration. My artwork references my involvement painting graffiti as an adolescent and as an adult as well as graffiti’s temporary nature as a medium. Painting public art has allowed me to utilize my experience to create larger work who’s impact seems more immediate, even if impermanent. Being influenced by the do it yourself nature of painting in the streets I have incorporated this into my studio work as well. The act of painting remains an important aspect of my oeuvre, as much as the idea of leaving a physical mark behind. Not being a formerly trained artist I have instead relied upon my knowledge and personal experiences painting in public throughout the years to build on. Utilizing new mediums and techniques such as Spray paint have allowed me to utilize traits learned over the years. The need to paint quick and fast is a physical aspect of my work that I embrace."