Hip Hop

A brave woman, fearless and ready for a new life packed three kids into her car and headed for a new state.  I moved to Des Moines initially when I was three years old.  Mom was trying to start fresh and carve out a new life for us kids.  We lived up the street from a daycare center, so it was only natural that we went there as mom put in hours at work.  My sisters and I were the only white kids at the daycare center, most of the daycare was Black.  All of us kids would gather in a room at the daycare and dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller video together, we ran together and played.   

I continued to love HIp Hop and when I was in middle school I really embraced Hip Hop culture. On days when I could I watched In Living Color and MTV and loved the bold style and colorful personalities.  Being immersed in Hip Hop culture growing up has had a major influence on my art today.  Currently I'm working on combining the look of edgy graffiti with fine art to produce something that I'm passionate about.  

I fell in love with Hip Hop culture and to this day I love the vibe of Hip Hop.  Hip Hop is a way of life, and has rich roots steeped in tradition.    

HIP HOP by Kathryn Sturges (FW acrylic ink, Sakura Koi watercolor and white Blick matte acrylic)

HIP HOP by Kathryn Sturges (FW acrylic ink, Sakura Koi watercolor and white Blick matte acrylic)