I have always been interested in jails. After all, as canvas jails are just closed walls.
I did a project a few years ago in Rikers Island and it was a fascinating experience because nothing happens in a prison, and when those who are there are confronted with something new, it quickly becomes a highlight. They invest so much energy in it that it gets very emotional.
With his vivid imagination the New Yorker Street artist Tom Bob conquers the streets with his crazy creations. He transforms the most unusual items, mainly urban furniture into art. Tom Bob refuses to simply live in the world. He’s reshaping it.
I entered the game in 2009 a feral junkie in recovery who had grown up surrounded by crime and poverty it took a lot of adjustment, I went from crazy crack houses to painting in houses in Norway that were so flashy I was astonished.
One of the most challenging projects this year was definitely this one, mostly because I had to plan and paint 25 different frames one on top of the other in order to create a loop animation that will send my message in a bottle into the world