Organized by: Lmnopi
Street Artists love to make art everywhere, on doors, buildings, sidewalks, anything that stops moving long enough to paint or wheatpaste or crochet or weld or bolt something onto. It's a way to reclaim the commons from advertisers and corporations who want to feed us their visual diet of consumerism.
Often times, muralists and street artists are asked to contribute their labor without monetary compensation. More often than not, the artists provide their own paint. Many artists are happy simply for the opportunity to paint, especially large scale works. However, the reality of the system we live in does not return the favor by providing artists with free housing, free studios, free food, free health care and free freedom. We are told "it will be good exposure". Oh how I wish I could pay my rent with this currency of exposure. My landlord is not an evil man, but he just doesn't accept exposure. They don't take it at the market either.
"Cost of living gets so high, rich and poor they start to cry, now the weak must get strong, oh what a tribulation" ~Bob Marley
If you love seeing my work in the world, if you think it has worth and brings some joy and inspiration to places that need it, please consider donating a few bucks to keep me painting and eating with a roof over my head.
Money donated will go to purchase paint and tools, travel expenses, pay rent, buy food and bike repairs. If I get a big wall, it will help rent a lift. Consider your five bucks a micro grant to support this artist.
many thanks and gratitude for the love