How is designer, collager and bonafide California surfer Tyler Spangler waiting out quarantine? Dutifully wrangling a four-year-old, painting with pixels and creating colorful artworks reminiscent of a clown car dipped in acid-tinged Kool-aid. Though his artwork first catches your eye for its bold and flashy appearance, it’s also unexpectedly supportive and encouraging, featuring phrases like, “You Have All The Power You Need” and “Trust What You Are Doing.”
A punk rock enthusiast since he was learning how to catch his first waves, he even managed to score his own interview with Poly Styrene of the X-Ray Spex as a kid. He was kind enough to answer our interview questions while sheltering in place, talking 90’s flannel, confusing music and baby dinosaurs.