What’s it like to see your art decorate wines?
It feels amazing! And the best part is, the wines taste incredible. I'm a big wine lover.
You’re an artist for the people! You are well known for your large art installations - how does creating large public art contrast with creating a small piece that reaches the masses in a different way via small format viewed from the palm of our hands like a wine label?
The process of creating both large and small works usually begins in the same way - as a small sketch inside of my sketchbook. I find creating both large and small artwork equally fun but very different from each other. Painting large murals is exhilarating because there's a lot of problem solving. It can be very physical and we get to drive big machinery like scissor & boom lifts. The small artwork is more about fine tuning. When it reaches the hands of the public, it becomes an art object that they will drink which is really cool. Either way, I love making artwork easily accessible -- whether that means artwork on a wine label, animations you can watch online, or public sculptures in parks. It's important for me to make artwork that is democratic, that can be viewed inside of a gallery setting as well as out in a public space.