The short story of the IWOKE wall, Chapel Rd, Bandra (west) Mumbai, India courtesy of South African artists Ewok and JFlame and with the full-on support of THE WALL PROJECT:
My name is Ewok (not from MSK crew, from Durban, South Africa). Out of respect for the solid work EWOK (MSK) has put into that name I choose to write IWOKE when I write style. This is a new mission of mine, all about this year, the year “I woke…” in a lot of ways. I am writing this piece from an internet cafe in the Himalayas, on a leg of myself and my wife’s epic 6 week journey through India. We are expecting our first child in January 2012 so he is along for the trip as well. Last weekend Sunday, on our way to the mountains, we totally stoked out when we hooked up a wall to paint as part of our trip. This was the last thing I could have expected, this has been a big year for Durban Graffiti art and this wall came as a kind of reward. To be so welcome to paint, so far from home but fully connecting with a city and its people in this way, this is the gift that The Wall Project offers international artists on a mission to rock global spots.