You seem to be a very busy man, but if money and time weren’t an issue, what would your dream project be?
I would LOVE to do some giant 3D sculptures. 5 stories high… More! Stuff that’d need a team of civil engineers.
Admirable, there’s a huge sense of accomplishment when you have people working with/for you. I hope you follow that dream, I’d love to see how it goes.
If you could live anywhere in the world and make art, where would it be?
That’s a hard one. I love New Zealand. But I’d love to live in New York for a while… that’s always been a dream.
That certainly is the dream.
Who is on your inspiration feed and what artists have inspired you along the way?
My dad is a big inspiration. Many unknown pinstripe artists… Warhol. The graffiti greats. SEEN. DONDI. But equally The Smooth Crew in Auckland and Elliot Francis Stewart, ASKEW, Charles PHAT Williams, The Sacred Tattoo crew, Stan Lee. YOU!
Thank you, I’m honoured and R.I.P Stan Lee.
On the subject of inspiration, what music is banging on ya playlist at the moment?
Dam. I’m LOVING the new school Hip Hop coming out of Aotearoa right now. Swidt, Church and AP, Eno x Dirty, That new Guilty Simpson jam that samples Marlon Williams!! Ooosh. Bailey Wiley is on heavy rotate at our place...
Ya def have some bangers on there, and you’re right, the NZ music scene is at a very healthy stage right now.