A Kid Could Do That
Style for Childs a.k.a. A Kid Could Do That a.k.a. You Got My Back
I was invited back to Cologne, Germany to paint the facade of a youth center. Instead of sketching out my own letters I asked the kids at the center to hand write the phrase ‘You Got My Back‘ and I then took one of their letter styles and painted it large onto the wall with my own colors and extra touches. It was a challenge to reproduce someone else’s handwriting on such a scale, especially a style as irregular as that of a child. The focus of the piece is on showing the value of something handwritten, even if it’s the handwriting of a child that people might dismiss as messy or useless. In these letters I saw experimentation and innocence. This also gives the kids some ownership over the piece and the building itself says to them that they are what’s supporting it.