Smashing Pumpkins with HOT TEA

By - Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

On a quick trip to Chicago for some business and pleasure. Artist HOT TEA has come to share in some Chicago spirit. One of his favorite bands is from Chicago and therefore will make this his theme for this visit. The alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. Today is the greatest day i’ve ever known.

For those of you who do not know, HOT TEA has a 3D style that is notable and easily recognizable. Working locally and internationally in this forum of writing with yarn on fences. Finding chain link fences with a certain environmental feeling. The ephemeral textures and space around the work is important to him. It’s about a statement on it’s own, pulling from the space without distraction. Carefully and cautiously keeping integrity to his artistic vision. Even though he has written HOT TEA for a while, here he deviates from those words, he now can share more of himself through the collection he creates. It’s more site specific. This collection was something that was to be seen by many. Working in neighborhoods and finding spaces that had heavy walking traffic.

These are the six pieces that were created.

IHA   (James IHA)






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