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Watch “Blink and it’s over” A glimpse into the mind of Justin Lyons

Justin Lyons credits his introduction into the world of “street art” as “the spark” that led him to pursue his own form of artistic expression. Nearly a decade ago and after moving to the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida from the Orlando area, Justin was invited by a friend to go “wheatpasting” one night. (Wheatpasting is basically a form of street art where you paste paper images, drawings, etc…to things like walls, signs or power boxes in public.) As Justin describes it, “Something happened to me that night. Something that has had one of the most impactful influences on my life. What I found out was that people who saw our stuff on the streets were confused, shocked, excited, even mad sometimes. It was then that I realized art didn’t have to be limited to museums or to the stark-white walls of galleries. I discovered that art could also find its way into the urban landscape and still be powerful.” Producing art that was raw, expressive, loose, and risky, provided Justin an outlet for his creative impulses.

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