In our upcoming podcast 2-part episode about illegal art and graffiti we will be sitting down with Strider Patton, who is an artist, anthropologist, curator and educator in the world of Street Art. He is also a resident artist and teacher at the 1:AM gallery in San Francisco as well as director of mural education at 1 Brush Initiative.
His vision and background could be best explained in his own words.
"I have lived my life in the cross roads of public art and altruism. Combining artistic practice from my dad, and social awareness and compassion from my mom, I have been devoting my work toward how art can change the world. After earning a masters degree in applied anthropology and social change, I have been involved with many place making public art projects that invite observers to participate in collective, visceral experiences. I have explored many mediums of art over my life, but spray painting, stencils, street art and muralism have been my main focus for the last decade."
Strider Patton is also founder and editor of the website: http://www.reclaimingspaces.org/
It is a website devoted to to the beauty and power of art in public spaces. It is a place where socially and environmentally engaged art is shared, with the hope that these works may inspire more to embrace the power that art has in the role of positive change.
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