so was in toronto the other day. painting this peice in an ally for like 3 hours in the middle of the day.(around 1 in the afternoon)
the whole alley is COVERED in graff. so me and a buddy get started on our own peices. and i am about 1/4th done my peice. and this huge fucking cop van turns the corner and starts commin down the ally. so i am thinkin. fuck. i have 4 cans infront of me. 1 in my hand. a glove covered in previously used paint on...and a backpack with come sketches and more paint/ graffiti supplies in it.
this is one of those vans that they transport people in. there were 2 cops in it. and the back was covered obvisouly.
so he pulls up to me. as i have nowhere to run. rolls down his window. and is like...
"hey there kid"
"hot day isnt it"
-yeh your tellin me
"dont be causin any trouble back here"
-ow i wont.
then they keep on going. i am standing there. thinkin. wtf is going on here? turns out it was a legal wall. however. i live in the suburbs about 1 hour away from the city...and i have been chased in my town for graff by pedestrians....thorughout my day. i had like 20 poeple walking down the alley...that would smile and wave to me. would start talking to me about it. how long i have been painting. where i get my paint etcetc.someone even asked me..."how do u guys come up with this?!?!"
the city is siick. fuck the burbs. i cant wait until i move down there for school. everyone is so much more chill. so much more undestanding and def. are open to way more things/arts forms that in the gay ass burbs. the suburbs is a good place to raise your kids and all. but it sucks. everyone is to old and gay. if i do a peice in my area...i get fucking buffed or crossed out by this mega toy(shitty) gang that thinks they are the hottest shit since saber. (and they dont know who that is...FYI he is a legendary graffiti writer who still writes to this day)