JOS - L
I always loved doodling as a kid, but did not get more serious about drawing until high school. That is when my notebooks started filling up with doodling during class. My drawings would fill up from the back pages and meet up with my notes at the middle of the book. My first influences came from skateboard art, graffiti art, comics and cartoons. Also, growing up right outside of New York City exposed me to galleries, museums, and city life from a young age. Beginning in about 1989,at about age15, I felt the need to start going beyond my neighborhood and explore so I started jumping on the subway to skateboard, walk, and hang out all over downtown Manhattan, enjoying all the diverse culture, art, music and creativity that was brewing there. From that point on, the city became my second home.