Hometown: weirton, west virginia
Where do you now
live?: pittsburgh, pennsylvania
How long have you been creating
street art?: i did my first graffiti piece in an alley in 1989
did you do last night?: sat at home and did some pigment marker drawings on
notebook paper. rested mostly, i had a long week and it was raining.
/>What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?: i used to really enjoy
eating burritos when i lived in california…i never had much money and those
always hit the spot.
Who is your favorite fictional character?: “the
dude” from the cohen brothers masterpiece “The Big Lebowski” the dude
What do you currently have in your pockets?: some change, my
keys and a fat cap
If you were given “more time,” what would you do with
it?: more drawings on dumpsters and doorways
Who do you love?:
hahaha she knows who she is…
SEAK M.A.C -
The A’s To Our Q’s:
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Wooster: How did you get started in
creating art for the street?
Seak M.A.C: when i was kid i had
to wait for the schoolbus near this tree…someone had climbed up fairly high
and carved a heart with some initials in it. i caught the bus in the same place
for a couple of years so i watched it scar over and become part of the tree. i
knew the kid who did it…a sorta bad kid from the neighborhood who was always
getting in trouble…so it had personality and always made a big impression on
me. i was also very interested in drawings in bathroom stalls when i was young.
years later as a teenager i did an underpass shot that was directly on a main
road coming into pittsburgh…it was during a flood so the road was closed and
it was the perfect time to get away with it…it ran for about 3 years and i
passed it every time i came into the city. seeing that over and over again kept
me interested in doing street stuff.
Wooster: What other street
artists do you most admire and why?
Seak M.A.C: too many to
mention over the years. around here i admire the ones i see up a lot…vent 26,
and bl4ckh4m have been consistently
doing good stuff in the street since i moved back here. seske has been putting
in street work for years. out of towners evict and raels have done a lot of
inspiring spots…and younger locals soviet and aesia. seeing those guys up
keeps me hyped.
Wooster: What’s your favorite city, neighborhood, or
block, to post and/or to see street art?
Seak M.A.C: i think
anyone who is doing street stuff should try and go all city…or at least move
around as much as possible. i like being thorough in certain areas but i always
like going somewhere new.
Wooster: What inspires you now?
/>Seak M.A.C: walking around…catching non-traditional neighborhood
graffiti…travelling and seeing street level work in different places
/>Wooster: What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?
Seak M.A.C: just finished hanging a show with my crew…sneak