Highlighting Our Community: South Florida Represents – Chytea Walton

Street artist Chytea Walton, represents one of the finest, well know and well respect artists of Miami. Giving back his time, his skill and sharing his life experiences with the community is what makes him one of my favorite examples of a humble man of color.

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How long have you lived in the city? May 14, 2012 is when I moved here from Connecticut. My background is West Indian and Caucasian. I’ve lived in Connecticut, NY, Seattle, St Croix, Jamaica, & Massachusetts among other places.

What are you passionate about & why? Life, art, cooking, cars, anything I talk about I’m passionate. It feels good to put in <lots of effort] into my work. Other people appreciate this and it makes me feel good to make other people feel good. I'm self taught and I've learned all my art through my life [experiences].

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? To heal and bring back to life. Something like a healer where if you were to drink me you’d never get old or die.

What do you hope to accomplish through your talents? To make my stamp, and to leave a piece of me to spread it on from generation to generation. I’m not looking for riches because I’m always willing to give back.

How would/do you use your super powers to accomplish your goals? I’d bring back certain  prophets in the art world and bring back the fundamentals due to the rapid evolution of the arts. If the great artists were still around it would be on a different and more stringer level, saving a lot of pain and stress of losing great artists.

What was your most significant achievement in 2014/life? I finished college for auto mechanics and moved here to Miami which opened up my horizons [in life] and a change for the better. No more cold and stagnisity that New England had for me. The weather didn’t help me be progressive and the move here helped a lot.  I meet a lot of encouraging people here and had so many opportunities that have help me flourish in Miami and to get my craft going.

What if anything, do you hope to contribute to Miami? I’ve already contributed a lot to Miami,  through numerous charity events, donated my art to a boy’s safe home in Boca Raton, and being a positive influence,  and not really a role model,  but people are really inspired by my art. Being in the bike scene and being a part of the community in a positive manner. But still being me and crazy and true to who I am. Being a helpful soul. I enjoy working with other people because it helps me learn other techniques.

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