Therst

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?

 

Chicago, Back in the day, Merica, Illinois, North West Burbs of Chicagoland.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

All the Ugly Pictures. I was like, somebody needta draw sum pretty pictures.

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?

 

Man, that's a tough one. One of my all time favs is Kris Markovich. Alan Peterson is a fav too.

 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 

 

I can't tell you that. I find inspiration in so many people. The Wyeths, Revs, Daim One, Jfish, the list goes on.

 

 

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?

 

I forge handmade knives, I mentor a group of young men, I'm an amateur herpetologist, I study reptiles and amphibians. Catch rattlesnakes and crap, play guitar and bass, get out and push wood whenever I can.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences?

 

Jesus (I mean, c'mon) humanity in general. I love to travel, and experience other cultures. I draw a lot from anthropology,

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Aerosol is one of my favs. Graffiti changed the way I saw art. I've never been the same. I do a lot of acrylic painting. Acrylics have gotten a lot better over the years, and I currently enjoy them better than oils. I do a lot of sticker art, and street art. That started years ago in my punk rawk days.  If it's art related or creative, I'm usually about it.

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

I've been putting my art on boards since I was a teen. It's really cool to see this type of thing getting some traction as a legitimate art form. Super stoked to be a small fraction of the tapestry that is being woven here between subcultures, and popular culture. Nostalgia, and Nerdstalga. Stay humble, stay hungry, stay up.