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and stenciling. I've used all these techniques for years but have been refined and combined in much more sophisticated ways in recent years. Why you believe the people of Texas, and specifically the people of Dallas, need to see this work. SF: Texas is a state with a wide array of businesses and political beliefs, but it seems to be dominated by a few very wealthy conservatives when it comes to governance. I want to share my ideas with every Texan, especially those who want to see democracy work well for everyone and care about their fellow citizens, not just themselves. What's next for you? SF: After four sizable shows in 2022, I need some time to recharge and work on new pieces with some space to experiment. I sometimes can thrive under the pressure of deadlines, but I'm a lot less stressed when I have breathing room to experiment, fail, and keep trying until I make a breakthrough without a firm deadline. inspiring; sometimes, I think about a specific message or idea I want to convey and then go look for the right symbols and images to compose; sometimes, the pieces include a few or all those approaches. I'm constantly jotting down ideas and creating images that may be useful immediately or at a later point, but I know it will have value some time, somewhere. I often work in a modular way, experimenting with portraiture, typography, patterns, symbols, etc., to create a layered composition with the ideal image, message, and aesthetics hierarchy. From a technical standpoint, I work back and forth between analog and digital techniques. I make my illustrations by hand, then scan them and develop compositions usually in the program Illustrator. When I've composed a digital sketch I'm pleased with, I work in my art studio making stencils, screens, and collage backgrounds with the flexibility to improvise from my sketch and create a lot more depth with layers of collage and subtleties of monoprinting "I HOPE THE SHOW TITLE MAKES PEOPLE THINK ABOUT HOW THEY DEFINE PROGRESS." – SHEPARD FAIREY Shepard Fairey SHEPARD FAIREY © 2022 COURTESY OF SHEPARD FAIREY, OBEY GIANT ART INC. IMAGE BY JON FURLONG. (Fairey Fares Well in Texas, continued from page 32) Where you live can reflect how you live, and at The Tradition, proximity to the city's most desirable neighborhoods has many advantages. Your near-by "must-haves," such as dining, shops, professional services, friends, and family, make The Tradition the ideal choice. Start enjoying your to-do list in an enriching environment. And take advantage of our many educational social events and outings to art exhibits, cultural events and special area attractions. THE TRADITION–PRESTONWOOD 15250 Prestonwood Blvd., Dallas, TX 75248 Independent Living (972) 388-1144 • Assisted Living & Memory Care (972) 661-1880 THE TRADITION–LOVERS LANE 5850 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75206 Independent Living (214) 361-2211 • Assisted Living & Memory Care (214) 361-2219 RENTAL COMMUNITY WITH NO LARGE BUY-IN FEE CALL TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE SHOWING OF YOUR NEW HOME TODAY. TEXAS FAMILY-OWNED AND MANAGED INDEPENDENT LIVING • ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE www.THETRADITION.COM LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

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