Birdcap a.k.a Michael Roy is muralist and illustrator from Escatawp, Mississippi, who calls his suitcase home. Painting from place to place, leaving installations along the way, his skills have taken him as far as Tokyo, Germany, Tel Aviv and beyond. While living in Seoul, South Korea Roy grew dedicated to producing street art after witnessing people spray painting at a site being prepared for demolition.
His work is inspired by a global mix of religious and mythological themes, combined with his love of Hip Hop and fond memories of the Saturday morning cartoons he watched as a kid. Taking visual and narrative cues from the places he travels, Roy’s work builds on the continual accumulation of cultural experiences he’s afforded as a transient being.