Wow... In just 2 days I already have about 40 artists committed to Totally Pasted. I can't believe how quickly word has spread and how many countries are already represented! So far we have Canada, USA, Germany, Scotland, England, Egypt, France, Australia, Brazil and Iran. So come on Argentina and Italy and Japan and South Africa and Iceland and Algeria and Mexico!!! Let's do this!
Ummmm... who cares? Totally Pasted sure doesn't. Grab some printer paper, tape like 8 pages together and draw anything. Paint a feminist slogan. Go to www.blockposters.com and print out a big image that you like. This project is not just about street art. Its just art. But what if I paint on canvas with oil? Then take a photo of your painting, click on the Block Posters link above and print it out at home as large as you like! But I make tiny collages and don't think my work is right. WRONG! Use Block Posters to blow up your artwork and I'll happily glue it to a wall. Everyone from every corner of the globe is welcome to this project. Don't use fancy paper. Cheap paper works best for wheatpasting. Don't make a special trip to the art supply store. You have everything you need at home. There really is no excuse not to be a part of Totally Pasted. So, gather up some pens and paper and crayons and create something today!
So, why did I decide to build a wall and cover it with art? Not going to lie. Got the idea from Donald Trump. He has been spouting shit about a wall for so long now that it just sort of crept into my brain. But no one will be turned away from this wall. Let's call it a wall of inclusion. The other reason I decided to build this wall is simple. I grew up in a tiny village just outside a small town. Art was not a viable life choice. I had limited access to artwork in general and street art did not exist. I have been fortunate to travel all over the world to cities full of art like New York, Detroit, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Many kids in my hometown are not that lucky. They never see what is out there in the art world. Yes, the internet has opened up street art and fine art to the masses but there is nothing like seeing it with your own eyes. Being able to touch it. Snapping a selfie in front of it. Hopefully, by building this wall and covering it with art from around the globe, some kids who haven"t been exposed to something like this might look at it and say, "Hey... I want to do that!" So, and I can't believe I am saying this but, thank you Mighty Lord Cheeto for giving me the idea and motivation to build my own wall. And thank you to everyone else who has already committed to the project and to those who will in the near future! Without you it will just be a pile of wood. With you it will be a symbol of solidarity and change.
Can't Believe the early support for this project. already have about 20 artists committed. Stoked!!!