We have followed Hebru's work for some time. He is a home grown Chicago talent and artist that the world now gets to experience. Through his journey, we are able to learn the history and importance of historical African American heroes that have been left out of traditional media , art and conversation.
Since this Fall, at the Elmhurst Art Museum, just outside of Chicago, Hebru creates more on the story of Fly Boy and Lil Mama. He continues to curate unique conversations on film and art through talks as walks, all through the lens of "Forced Field," his current exhibit there. Just recently, we learned "Forced Field" is now showing through January.
Here, for the Well, we ask him about refilling his creative well, how he stays inspired and the role Basquiat plays in art today.