Q&A with artist Dennis McNett installing at House of Vans (Boston) 

After a 5AM wake up call, having to chip his car out of two feet of ice to get to the airport, and a delayed flight, Dennis McNett made it to Boston and got straight to work on our House of Vans space. While he was working, I asked him about what he had even been doing in Philly that morning in the first place. 

Dennis: I’m staying in Philly for the whole month, I’m kind of sick of Brooklyn. I just feel like New York has started to lose it’s flavor. 

Vans: What are you working on there?

Dennis: I’m working with Philadelphia Mural Arts and I’m building a really big Viking Ship sculpture that is going to go in the Seaport Museum. I’m also doing workshops with kids there. They’re awesome because they’re really at the place where you want to be as an artist. No one has said to them yet that you can’t put those two colors together, or that they can’t combine those two animals, so what they can come up with is really creative.

Vans: What do they do in the workshops?

Dennis: They are making these kind of Wolfbat Warrior Shaman Masks that hopefully at the end of the month they’ll be able to wear to help kind of parade the Viking Ship into this Art Fair and derby thing that is going on. 

Vans: Sounds pretty awesome.

Photographs by Amanda Rae Stephens

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