On September 2nd, 2015, I sat down with long time LA Graffiti Writer, Galo Canote, otherwise known as Love Galo or Make One to discuss the power of art in public space. Galo has been active since the early days of LA graffiti, associated with pioneering crews LOD, WCA, and STN. I asked him what he feels is his role as an artist and he answered,
“I don’t consider myself an artist. I’m a hustler.”
As an artist and creative, Galo is keenly attuned to noticing resources that are sometimes hard to see, and like most artists, possesses a knack for creating new opportunities. This is just another example of why art is power.