I was born and raised in the often-forgotten state of Delaware to an American mother/teacher and an Estonian-born, Brooklyn-raised father/Air Force pilot. It was here I experienced American life, the good of simple things and the forever-kookiness of small-town normality.
The American Dream got a hold of me, for better or worse, and I had to get out, first film school in Miami, then showbiz in LA (whatever that means), and music in New York. I taught myself to silkscreen to hang posters of myself around East Village laundromats for midweek shows at CBCBs and the Continental (gave up before I hit a weekend gig).
Moved to London to shop a demo, didn’t go anywhere, and found myself with a weekend gig, selling silkscreened tees at markets there. Actually made a living, finally.
Moved back to New York, finished school, creative writing at the New School, and started up silkscreening my graphics on t-shirts again and selling them around NYC. Never graffiti-ed, no pseudonym, sorry. I created a brand, Paste, and went from there. Now I do graphics on t-shirts and not on t-shirts.