Recently, Smirnoff reached out to me about taking part in their Global Art Project initiative, designing a mural to be installed in Tokyo, Japan. The idea was to create a piece that was inclusive, allowing people in Tokyo to somehow be a part of the installation. In light of the approaching spring season in Japan, I loved the idea of people from the community submitting their hopes and wishes for the coming year, and include them in the artwork.
At the start of March I traveled with Kirby Stafford to install the mural in the busy & energetic area of Shibuya. As soon as we arrived it was as if everything came together perfectly. The weather, people, and location made for an easy installation. Even more, having the chance to interact with the community, and share my work in such a beautiful city was an incredible opportunity.