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Artist Profile: Rory

rory.sticker.2What is your name and/or alias(s)?
I’ve never had a name or any word to describe my character. I prefer to leave it un-named and let other people interpret it their own way. This becomes annoying when people ask me what to call it or what I write. :/
Where are you located?
I’m located in Sydney in Australia. I like to travel, but I only really put up stickers in Melbourne and Sydney.
How long have you been making stickers?
I started drawing various characters on stickers when I was about 10, but I wasn’t serious about it and there wasn’t really a point to it. I started making more of an effort towards paste ups and stickers this year. My current character took about a month to develop into what it is now and I have been drawing the developed character consistently for about 3 months. I’m 14 now.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I found this little hand drawn monkey sticker on the side of the road once and I tried to copy it. It looked like shit, but kinda looked like a bear. I thought that was cool so I kept doing it over and over. They never went up much, but that’s how I got started.
What role would you say stickers play within the greater scope of art?
I’ve been part of and noticed more and more sticker shows recently. I have noticed there are more and more people who have the ability and are good at making stickers, but not many people seem to have the guts to be putting them up on the streets so it doesn’t really go anywhere. I know that doesn’t really answer the question, but it doesn’t really fit in anywhere else.
What materials do you use?
I use just your average black Sharpie, cheap textas and pencils on paper stickers, but I have a few steps that I do to heat proof and water proof them. It’s cheap and effective, but very time consuming. As for the wheat pasting I do. I stock up on Christmas wrapping at the end of each year and I draw on the back of it and then cut it out. It’s extremely cheap and it is very thin.
rory.sticker.1What are some of your favorite places to put up slaps?
The backs of signs on main roads (where loads of people walk though in the day). I like to put them up in the day because it confuses everyone and I get to argue with a lot of public-hero type people. Public transport are also fun places to put stickers, because they get seen and they travel far. (more…)