Location for this art project has not yet been identified.
Looking back at his early years, Sean Kernick, a leading figure in Raleigh’s graffiti and art scene, can readily point to the influences of his hybrid style of graffiti art and more traditional character based illustration. Born in Detroit, he moved to Philadelphia at age 10, where through his teenage years, he honed his visual language (and street cred) through developing his own graffiti style. From there he moved onto Syracuse University, majoring in illustration, before finally transferring to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Sean brings a mix of social consciousness, inspiration and creative connection to his life as a family man, artist, social organizer, and graphic designer. “Family, friendship, and artwork are the pillars that keep my foundation secure. I am always looking to expand and explore all forms of artistic expression.”
Viewing public art as a mirror to those passing by, Sean sees his birds as a reflection of Raleigh’s identity as a “city of transplants”. Each bird flies in from a different region, yet happily shares the wire where they now perch together. Sean’s art is a celebration of how Raleigh’s vibrancy and character are colored by the diverse backgrounds each newcomer adds to the mix.
Read more about Sean Kernick in his interview with the Dailysingle.
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