Livin' An Art | 191st Street Art


"As a self-proclaimed artist, people tend to ask me what I create? What is my canvas? Well it's definitely not on a music sheet, photoshop or premier, or even in a dark room. My life is my canvas. I have made my emotions, behaviors, and attitudes the brush stroke of a rather large and presumably lifetime piece of work."






T-Shirt - DIY // Just Do It Skirt - Tobi // Nike ID 

As a self-proclaimed artist, people tend to ask me what I create? What is my canvas? Well it's definitely not on a music sheet, photoshop or premier, or even in a dark room. My life is my canvas. I have made my emotions, behaviors, and attitudes the brush stroke of a rather large and presumably lifetime piece of work. Every little detail or decision adding up to an epic and, hopefully, immortal artwork. I have always been so drawn to art, from traditional to the more rebellious, like how street art use to be. New York City is truly an amazing space to be exposed to all that and more. At times, you'll be walking by the most riveting sculpture or commissioned street art and never bat an eyelash. That doesn't matter, though. The fact that the opportunities are there. Anytime you want to look around, either around you or internally (like me) and find something inspiring and artful. 

So in my spunky all white ensemble (this Tobi Skirt is killer!), I danced up and down the 191st beautification project in Washington Heights. What a raw form of expression. To think, all these artists came out and collaboratively made something that use to be considered illegal and offensive and now it's actually called "beautiful". 


Photos by Erika of Hague NYC