As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary of the Wooster Collective website. we asked a group of artists who we showcased in the beginnings of the website the following question:
What's the one thing that you learned in the last decade that you had wished someone had told you 10 years ago?
The following response comes from Leon Reid IV (aka Darius of Darius and Downey)
"Honk If You Love Graffiti" was painted illegally (and proudly so.), 10 years ago and lasted about a month before it was painted over. Today, given the location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn it could have been painted legally -potentially lasting alot longer. 10 years has taught me that illegality shouldn't be the highest standard by which we measure art placed in the street.
10 years from now, I hope to have accomplished "A Spider Lurks In Brooklyn" a proposal for a massive spider to be installed in the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. With the right support and a little luck left over from my graffiti/street art days, I will be successful!".... Leon Read IV