What originally inspired you to create your iconic murals?
I’ve been an artist for most of my life and am self-taught, learning from others along the way. The murals came about from a piece I did on canvas and would sell in the streets of New York City back in 2007. I don’t really know exactly what inspired it, but I kept doing it and it kept selling. The mural part wasn’t planned but it changed a lot for me when I decided to paint the canvas on the walls of the streets.
This is a big year in NYC for Pride. Why do you think your work is so perfect for Pride?
My work can be very colorful and vibrant, and the message is positive.