“Free M” (Double entendre intended, of course.)
My first street art/graffiti! No photo references – just Graffiti Alley (of Baltimore, Maryland), spray paints from Michael’s (of Towson, Maryland), some rain (of the sunny variety), and two hours (of my 22nd birthday).
I recognize self-expression as a basic human right, not a privilege. However, it was a privilege indeed to sit down with many who are being actively denied this right, right before creating this work. I hope to return this honor by channeling the expressions of those who are no longer at liberty to safely do so themselves. I pray for change.
This is probably painted over by now, but don’t worry – more is coming.
My love and thanks to the one who caught those photos of me – Joey Massaro, my partner and best friend of over four years, and, God willing, many more.