This weekend I got the opportunity to help Caleb Neelon and Katie Yamasaki on their mural in Chelsea at the Boys and Girls Club. Never having laid paint on such a giant wall before, I was thrilled to contribute in anyway I could.
Working with such experienced artists/muralists/book writers/world travelers, I definitely walked away with more than I could give. Among the many things I learned, painting with a roller handle that was twice as taller than me was probably the most useful skill I learned. A skill by the way, Caleb says, you will not find written about in any mural/graffiti/street art book anything. I was also introduced to the Spanish Montana 94. These low Pressure cans gave me easy can control and the colors were fairly consistent. Out of the color palette I was given, ‘Naranja Fenix’ and ‘Tibet’ were my favorite colors – Tibet is my favorite color for the same reason ‘Himalaya’ by Montana Gold is my favorite – go figure.
Listening to Caleb’s adventures in Kathmandu and watching Katie work on her larger than life portraits, I am inspired to continue what I’m doing and tonot get any closer to being a doctor or an engineer.
Caleb Neelon’s work: www.calebneelon.com
Katie Yamasaki’s work: http://www.katieyamasaki.com