The scrolls consist of fragments of my poems and songs hand stencilled onto rolls of paper with permanent markers, one letter at a time. The poems are torn off of the roll and pasted up in the streets with cellulose paste, which is a water based adhesive. The scrolls are bar none the most open and honest form of street art that I have put up. I open my heart and let it bleed out onto these pages. The scrolls primarily focus on my own internal struggles, sharing my deepest secrets and fears, and addressing and battling my inner demons. As far as growth and self improvement is concerned, the scrolls are the most important thing that I have ever done, equal to writing and recording the songs that many of these scrolls were either sourced from, or inspired me to write. While I have taken an extended hiatus from creating and putting up scrolls to focus my energy on other endeavours, the scrolls series is far from over, and new scrolls are in the works.
*** UPDATE ***
After a long hiatus from actively putting up street art to deal with my mental health and addiction issues, I recently created and adhered dozens of new poetry scrolls to the the landscape of my home town of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Feels great to once again get back to bearing the syllables of my troubled soul on the city landscape. More to come.
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