About
Awol

Can you tell us a bit about your typical creative process?

I’m always drawing, doodling, sketching. Typically in my iPad these days – how goods technology! I’m always looking at inspiration too. When designing for a mural, I’ll jot down ideas in words, start sketching and continue iterating until I’m happy with the result.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you ended up doing what you do?

All through school I was constantly doodling in text books. Drawing was always my form of expression as a kid. I was extremely fascinated by murals growing up too, the Bondi sea wall in particular. When I was 18 I grew the courage to apply and was fortunate enough to be accepted. From that moment I was hooked, I haven’t stopped painting since!




What's been the highlight of your career so far?

Although I’ve enjoyed every opportunity I’ve had, an awesome moment was being selected to paint at Walk the Walls Street art festival. One was in Caringbah and the other was on Cronulla - I experienced working alongside 20 other street artists, each painting their own wall with one weekend to complete it.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to any aspiring creatives?

Never give up! This one’s huge. Just keep at it, be persistent. Mistakes are not failures, you need to make a whole bunch to learn and grow! 

Flow

What was the inspiration behind this piece?

To illustrate some of the uncertainties faced when finding our way through life’s complexities. Building new paths, changing directions, going in circles, taking one step forward, one step back. The experiences that fit together to form one whole.

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