Above Lets His Mask Slip....

PLEASE READ >> This is the first time in my life that I've publicly posted a photo of myself! For those of you unfamiliar with my history, you may find this shocking?!? I started painting graffiti in 1996, and for the past 20 years I've kept my real name + identity unknown. My #1priority was guarding my anonymity, and keeping my birth name (Tavar Zawacki) secret from the public.
During the past two years, I've focused my attention inwards, observing issues that lived deep inside myself. With a lot of brutal honesty, and conviction for growth, I was able to take inventory of what no longer served me in my life. I initiated the process of cutting off the dead weight, and making space for new growth. 
My self imposed 'shadow of anonymity' was isolating me from the rest of the world. Furthermore, not creating my art works under my birth name, Tavar Zawacki, was not only stifling, but pigeonholed my artworks to the dependency of an arrow symbol. 
It is with great pleasure, that today I am able to rectify, and bury once and for all, these counter productive characteristics that have blocked my progress for the past 20 years. Today is the day where I start my fearless journey with my creative pursuits. The momentum has been building, and the barriers that once stood in my way, are now able to be broken down. 
Some of you have noticed these changes in my art during the past 12 months. For those of you reading this now, I thank you for your interest, curiosity, and support of my artworks. I'm starting a new journey and I want to welcome you to join my creative adventures. 
I'm not concerned as to where the destination of my journey will lead me. I have faith and trust that the process of the journey itself will teach, and inspire me along the way! Sincerely,
~Tavar Zawacki
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Photo taken last week in Honolulu, Hawaii by Dru Hara @rrurara

Source :  @abovestudio