Finally found the Swamp Donkey on the roof again? It’s a bit before the West Oakland stop if you look out the right side of the train.
I’ve finally figured it out!
“For the “bootleg artist” known as Swampy, the world is an endless living canvas. Variations on his signature “swampdonkey” tag — the skull of some imaginary tusked creature — can be found in almost every imaginable setting across America: dilapidated skyscrapers in Oakland, Calif.; train trestles in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; gallery walls in Atlanta or Brooklyn. Though he’s best known for his graffiti, Swampy’s output varies wildly and incorporates a kaleidoscope of materials, styles and settings. His studio is almost entirely mobile, his materials are liberated as needed from large art supply chains, and he travels entirely for free by hopping freight trains. Trains, and train hopping, are a central theme in the hundreds of works he displays on Flickr and at swmpdnky.com. T caught up with Swampy, who had just spent several months traveling by train through Mexico taking photos for a new book, from his home in Oakland. This is his first published interview.”
Read the interview here.
Yet another piece made with coffee.
New artflakes set available.