“Every wall is a blank canvas. You start having all these ideas about what could be there, what should be there.”
Watching him work is like watching a kid in a candy store.
Trust us, people are watching.
“I actually enjoy that. It’s like people coming by, talking to me, giving me energy. It charges me.”
With an arsenal of spray paint and a couple thousand waves of his wrist this local artist is making a name for himself painting a new mural 14th and H in Midtown.
“My name is Demetrius Washington, aka BAMR, and my mural is called ‘United Passion.’”
You’ve probably seen BAMR’s work around Sacramento.
How about 15th & J? Or 10th & K?
One particular piece was commissioned by the charity-based organization United Way. It’s their thank you to community volunteers for all their passion.
“It was easy to come up with the concept,” Washington said.
Passion is something BAMR knows well.
He found art his creative outlet as a kid growing up rough parts in Oakland and Stockton.
“The whole time I was there I was drawing and talking to people to let things off my mind. That kind of resulted in this here,” said Washington.
“Find something positive and stick to it.”