Barcelona Graffiti

In 2007, when I visited Barcelona, I was already interested in stenciled art. I’d learned to make stencils in a free workshop open to teens in Seattle, and I loved that the materials were everyday ones, such as construction paper and an exacto knife, and that the possibilities were open-ended. In Seattle I kept an eye out for graffiti, and I pored over art magazines such as Juxtapoz, which sometimes highlights street artists. I visited photo websites such as Wooster Collective and Streetsy. I was hooked.

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