I write Merlot and have been painting for about 10 years now. While originally from Seattle, WA; I decided to make the move to Chicago, IL about a year and a half ago and have had no regrets. Stemming from a traditional graffiti approach; I base my letter-forms on shapes, connections, flow, and have a strong passion for typography so I try to pay close attention to height, kerning of letters, etc. in order to bring a solid balance to pieces. While painting a lot with Amuse126 recently, I have admired his ability to bring a fun energy to his work, and manipulate his letter-forms on the spot based on the the environment around him. This has really inspired my to go outside my comfort zone and be a little more loose with my letter-forms and background elements.

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