7 Questions: The Thrashbird Interview

A few years ago, when I first started getting interested in street art, there were a few artists whose work seemed to be everywhere, @1DIRLUST, @sickid1, @teachr1, @imhuge, @wrdsmth, @the169 and @thrashbird13. Over time, their art became my obsession and helped re-open my eyes to the ever changing canvas of our city, Los Angeles. One artist and one image seemed to appear in more and more places and with greater and greater frequency than any other. That image was Clones and the artist was Thrashbird. 

 A few weeks ago, when I first approached Thrashbird about the idea of doing an interview, I wasn't sure I would hear back. To my surprise (and delight), not only did he get right back to me, he also was genuinely excited to get started.

What is the origin of Thrashbird & one thing people don't know about you?

It (Thrashbird) started as a failed high school band that couldn't play instruments. I'm a germaphobe.

Who or what inspires you?

 Everything. Things and people I love. Things and people I hate.

What was the inspiration for Clones & how many Clones are there in and around LA?

The clones came from watching people and their phones. There are 1,000's and 1,000's around.

You've done a lot of pieces with Mark Zuckerberg in them. What would you say if you met him?

What's the end game Mark?

What artist (alive or dead) would you most want to do a collaboration with?

David Bowie

How do you pick a location and what would be the most epic location in LA? 

Location scouting is a private matter. I would be stoked to hit the Hollywood Sign.

What's next for Thrashbird? 

Try to continue to learn and progress as an artist and a man.


More pics...and a surprise...





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