Born in DC and raised in the 'burbs, I cut my teeth on the punk, new wave and alternative music scene in the Nation's Capitol in the 80s and 90s. To say that I feel incredibly lucky to have had all this rich culture in my own backyard would be putting it mildly. While the city has changed (for better or worse) what cannot be denied is that we've lost some key totems of a community that once thrived.
Through my artwork, I pay homage to some of these ghosts of DC - the places where we gathered together, grooved to the music, strutted our stuff, and generally made merry. Forget ye not...
My designs are taken from my own collage work. The rendering is done via good old-fashioned silk screening. It's a beautifully imprecise method of printing. With each blur of a line, every slightly off-registered layer and the occasional mottled tone we are transported back to a time when most printing was done this way. The smell of fresh ink on a lamppost poster touting an upcoming Go-Go or hardcore show is something we all lived for. I still do.
These prints are labors of love. I hope you enjoy and love them too. Cheers!