We’re all in this together. That’s the sense of broad community that furniture maker and street artist, EVEREMAN, believes in. Everemen are a form of non-effasive street art, consisting of a robotish face painted onto a magnetic square of wood. The EVEREMAN’s foray into trace-less street art started with a desire to disrupt the monotony of routine, add color to the shadowy nooks and crannies of the city, and give something to the city that has given him so much. The Evereman believes that at its core, art is for sharing. He initially shared this art with just his wife and son but it has grown to be so much more.
Now, he hosts production parties, where anyone can show up and assist in the building of a multitude of Everemen. The neatest part is that the EVEREMAN doesn’t see the need to distribute every piece himself, and he insists that attendants of his production parties take the Everemen they made and send them off into the city. As of now, he estimates that there are more than 30,000 Everemen out in the world.
How far can an attitude of sharing, like that of the EVEREMAN, take us? By involving the general public in his artistic process, he has created a large community of people now more in touch with each other and their city. The EVEREMAN believes that the “vibrancy of a city is reflected in the vibrancy of its street art.” With these peaceful bringers of smiles, joy and interconnecting, he attempts to make the city we live in as vibrant as possible.
After all, the evereman is everywhere, for everyone.