As a young artist coming from a neighborhood known for violence and gangs, I was introduced to the art of graffiti by one of the small neighborhood gangs.
Fascinated by the “wild style” street art style that one specific member was known for, I knew that it was something I had to learn. As time went by and I picked up the form. I was going down the wrong paths at such a young age. I knew I had to change things up and focus on the art of creating and not having to run away late at night. High school came along, and I took an art class that introduced me to different mediums and taught me that I could either put my art in galleries or recreate beautiful art pieces and sell or trade with others. I soon turned the wrong paths into the right ones. I started to get into customizing shoes and putting art on things you wouldn’t expect it. From then on, I know I could make this a side hustle and invest more time into my art and materials.