MEET WRDSMTH LA BASED STREET ARTIST

As we celebrate the month of reflection, we caught up with Los Angeles based street artist, known as WRDSMTH to find out what he’s been up to as the season shifts and what he’ll be working on in the upcoming months. You might have spotted WRDSMTH’s work all over the world- from Los Angeles to Chicago, France, England, and New Zealand, to name a few! With inspirational quotes stenciled and wheat pasted onto walls, it’s no doubt that we gravitated to his messages that enlightened our well being and brought a sense of inspiration to us all. As we always look forward to what is to come, we should always reflect on the past for our future selves. 

Where do you find inspiration for your art pieces and what is your story? 

I find inspiration everywhere! Not many people know, but I am a writer and I find inspiration in people, places, things, and music. It’s endless! The secret to what I do is that I love writing. I was in the corporate world of advertising in Chicago. I realized that I wasn’t able to show my creative work and I wanted to dream bigger, so I moved to Los Angeles for career choice reasons. I didn't think I would love it as much as I do now. This was part of my story... I continue to write in various mediums - short stories, articles, documentary tv, and books. I went on hiatus and wrote a novel called The Holden Age of Hollywood. It was from that book that I wanted to get away from spending too much time in front of the computer. I’ve always loved street art and I did not think that I could do it. I needed an active hobby and so this was my opportunity to do something that I truly love.

What’s your book about? 

The Holden Age of Hollywood is a detective story with an unexpected love story and a glimpse into the Hollywood industry. Check it out HERE!
 
What are some projects you are currently working on?

I am currently working on a second novel. I have also been getting requests from the city of Los Angeles to do more street art. I was supposed to have an experiential activation this past July but that was postponed until further notice.

Who did you look up to growing up? 

Writers and artists. Hemingway and Chuck Palahniuk. I am a big Turner fan, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and SpaceInvader. I also love musicians like John Lennon and Blue Nile - anything poetic. 
 
Where would you travel next for your next project?

I look forward to traveling again. I was supposed to travel to Italy this year and I have family in London.

What outfit pieces do you feel most comfortable in? What is your go-to outfit?
 
I prefer timeless pieces like a great pair of jeans that can go a long way and spruced up with a jacket. Quality is important. I am pretty simple and I do have a pieces of clothing that I paint in. So I have paint-splattered clothes that are a part of my wardrobe as well. A good suit is my go-to as well. A black suit can double as a tux. I also have a crazier, hippier suit that I have in my closet.

As we celebrate this month of reflection, what is the best advice you can give yourself or to others for the upcoming months ahead? 

Again, this is quality over quantity. We will decide who we want to spend our time with, where we want to be, and figure out what we truly need to be happy. Laughter is going to be better, the wine is going to be tastier, and traveling will be twice as amazing.

Here are some words of hope in the time of need.

“When the dust settles, we will forever know who we love, what we need, and where we truly want to be. Wait for it…”

For more updates, follow him on Instagram at @WRDSMTH and shop his collections here.
Shop WRDSMTH'S look below.

 Liverpool Los Angeles Crew Neck Tee - $22

 Kingston Modern Slim Straight in British Tan - $98

 

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