San Francisco Artist: George Crampton-Glassanos

San Francisco Artist: George Crampton-Glassanos



there's been days where I've like painted a house so I have like I have like paint from the house all over my arms and I come home and I sit down a paint a picture so then I have like glitter and uh orange paint all over me and then someone will call me and say let's go paint graffiti and we'll go out and we'll paint graffiti and I'll have like spray paint all over my hands and I realized I have paint for like three different places on my hands when I get home my name is George Crampton glissandos I was born August 17th 1989 I grew up here in San Francisco I've lived here my whole life mostly mostly down the mission I don't plan out my murals you know which is you'll see like a lot of people painting a mural off of a sketch and that mural that painted in Clarion alley when I used to walk through that alley when I was a little kid it was there are so many cool murals that people had painted with brushes so I wanted to do something for the mission on that on that little panel so I did a uh tickets like a 52 Chevy and I did a border red roses around it and I put a street sign up that says mission I'm just inspired by what I see around town really I mean driving yesterday and we stopped on Mission Street and there's a guy in a 1959 Impala that stopped and we exchanged a few words out the car windows you know that was a painting right there like about ten seconds before we stopped like that was like the perfect painting you know it's like a like a badass car and Mission Street in the background and like I kind of just like take pictures when I'm driving around town in mental pictures their images burned in my brain you know well my mom and dad always encouraged it around the house you know and there's always our supplies laying around so everyone so wired in on their phones and video games and stuff I think it's really important encourage art especially in communities where like you know there's a lot of low-income families and kids don't have access to like art supplies and stuff other people say oh what about the kids that come in tagged on it you know and I said I got I got a certain amount of admiration for them because I was one of those kids once and that's where it all starts you know graffitis a big part of the mission community it's always it's always been kids writing on Muni buses as long as I can remember so I'm not mad when someone comes and screws up my mural I just go and fix it call yourself an artist or like a mural artist I think it's important to like keep that type of stuff looking sharp Eric's was a like an army surplus clothing store work where and they have this big grinning gorilla on the side of their building that been grinning and me my whole life and it's been their God I don't know probably since the 40s or the 50s and it's not the first time that it was messed up it's it's happened before and other artists have restored it it's important to preserve history you know preserved San Francisco history of these

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