Lorrin Webb, one of my friends who has a pretty awesome t-shirt company (wanderite.com) introduced me to birdcap aka Michael Roy during MSU's In-Vision art camp.
Michael Roy is an amazing street artist who does murals all over the world. My second home, Starkville, MS was lucky to have him paint a mural by one of our much loved food places, Stromboli's. Meeting him was a pretty great experience. Michael Roy is a spunky down to earth guy... even if his murals are a bit out there.
The murals were inspired by local folklore and animals around the Knoxobbee Wildlife Refuge where he stayed as a part of their artist in residency program.
I got to hang out with Michael and Lorrin for part of that day at City Bagel as we worked on our own projects. It was neat but anticlimactic to see behind the scenes of an known artist, they seem to develop their ideas just like art students do. So it was still very encouraging. Later we met some others from the Starkville Mural Collective at Mugshots and said goodbye to Michael before he had to leave Starkville.
While his murals are amazing, I was more impressed by Michel himself. Even though he is a well known artist, he is so humble that you wouldn't ever guess how well known he is. Plus, he is a pretty spunky and friendly dude to be around.
Thanks for the inspiration Michel!
Check out more of Michel's artwork on his tublr! bridcap.net