If you've received an order from us this month (first off, thank you!) your package was made way cooler by our Artist Of The Month: Gazoo ToTheMoon! I first found his work scrolling instagram years ago and finally in 2017, I stumbled upon it myself here on the sidewalks of Los Angeles. His tag " To The Moon" can be found in cities all over the world and he has done some incredible collaborations with some awesome brands and well-known artists. I am honored to have his work covering our packages this month and our very own Moon Mandala he created just for our pocket journal! Below are a few Q + A's to get to know Gazoo ToTheMoon.
What does “To The Moon” mean to you?
...to the moon means motivation, alignment and higher consciousness for me.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raise in Montserrat.. a Caribbean island.
What brought you to NYC?
My mom decided to leave Montserrat to NYC because she knew I needed a much bigger county to use as my canvas
How long have you been creating art?
Are you a full time artist? If not, what else do you do for work?
I am a full time artist. If I’m not painting I’m building sets for music videos and tv shows, fashion shoots and Pop Ups.
You’ve done some incredible collaborations, which one was your favorite?
My favorite colab was with Beyoncé “ Black is King” because working on that project tested my my ability to create something super fast.
Where’s the coolest place your art has taken you to?
The coolest place my art took me is into people i never met hearts. Being able to connect with people i never meet with my art is the greatest feeling.
Where do you find inspiration for your artwork?
I feel like inspiration comes to me without me looking for it. Usually my ideas comes while I’m meditating or in my dreams.
What advice do you have for someone wanting to pursue being an artist?
Advice I have for anyone pursing art is to just do it. Try to do it everyday even if u just thinking of it. Once it’s constantly in your thoughts ,it will be on that canvas at some point and by that time u will notice your full alignment with it and you just have to keep at it.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
Anywhere in the universe .. first place is the Moon. On earth I would like to go to Tibet.. for 2 months on a meditation retreat. Do some mandalas with some monks.
What your favorite act of self care?
Right now my favorite self care practices are meditation, Yoga, listening to 432, 973 Hz ,yoga and lots of Abraham Hicks.
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