Growing up in the East Bay just beside the train tracks, young Sqdwrd started noticing an underground art scene thriving in and around their neighborhood. Sqd soon discovered the many abandoned buildings in the area where all of the best artists had left their mark, which in turn left its mark on Sqd.
It wasn’t until a decade later, Sqd started putting up their own moniker on the streets of the Bay Area. First on dumpsters and electrical boxes with markers, soon moving to spray paint on walls, trains, abandoned buildings and underneath bridges up and down the West Coast.
Sqd spotlights the head of their character in various iterations. The deliberate simplicity of their moniker is a way of distilling the essence of fun and free expression in a world that can sometimes be overwhelmingly complex. Sqd believes graffiti has the power to inspire positivity, even in the most unlikely spaces, transcending boundaries and resonating with people from all walks of life.
Through their art, Sqdwrd seeks to foster a sense of shared joy, inviting the passersby to pause, look, and smile.