I'M IN MIAMI BITCH! ISHMAEL Q&A

December 31, 2013.

ISHMAEL in Wynwood.

What do you write? Are you in a crew?

     I write Ishmael and I rep MoMs crew.

In what city did you start painting? Do you feel your work has influenced the community in return? If so, how? Is there a relationship between the artist and the community in which they work? 

     I painted my first graffiti in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985. I moved around alot as a kid and slowly but surely painted graffiti for years in rural southern towns in states like Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina , Florida and Georgia.  

Who or what inspires you the most?

     What I want the public to know about my street art, graffiti, art or whatever it's called at the moment, is that it is all inspired by the book Ishmael By Daniel Quinn. A story about a telepathic gorilla that discusses our human condition. My mission is to have more people read this book.

 Are you a full time artist?

      I work as an artist full time.

What are you working on now? 

     My last piece was in Detroit, Michigan in August, 2013 then I spent some time in California and of course was in Miami this December for Art Basel.

Thanks! 

Check out more of ISHMAEL'S work... http://www.ishmaelart.com/