Vancouver-based street artist Indigo (aka Shallom Johnson) paints all over the world and lives in an urban environment. But as a child growing up in a log cabin in the woods of British Columbia, within a family of artists and activists, she often imagined her covert neighbors, the woods and water sprites. After a decade in the city, the forest again beckons her, as a stage for her 2-D woodsdwellers, beautiful women, each a story for the mind to invent.
Her love of the female form not only shows itself in her street art, but has also come into play in her work in the fashion industry and contemporary dance.
“What interests me,” she says, “is the idea of taking street art out of its usual locations, into spaces that are less populated–so that if the work is by chance seen in the flesh by human eyes, the experience for that one person becomes something intensely personal.”
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