Name: Mike 179
When did you start writing: Grade school. I was fascinated with what I saw in my everyday setting. In art class I was drawing these personal logos instead of some photo realistic sketch of the cutey pie of my eye.
What’s graffiti for you: It is a medication and what ales you. It’s your best friend and your worst enemy. It’s Paying homage to the original spray masters 40 years later. The last American art form.
Influences: Time tested subway graffiti, members of my crew, marijuana, vintage cartoons, spraycan art and subway art. North eastern United States funk.
Quantity vs quality: It used to be one or the other and I feel the game has changed. I like variety. I want it all. I appreciate people who only do throw ups but I’m too much scatterbrained to do the same thing 1000 times.
What keeps you still writing: It’s a cocktail of egomania, art therapy and sadism.
Future plans: Stay active. Travel more.