Nomad Clan is the collective of Cbloxx and AYLO, an internationally-acclaimed, street art muralist duo based in Manchester UK, proudly sponsored by Kobra Spray Paint. When the pair collaborate the fusion delivers an unmistakeable style. Each mural has a strong significance to the environment it sits in, combining playful scenes often from local heritage with detailed portraits of characters from some of the the tales they hear in the local public spaces. The main focus of the work is to proudly celebrate local history but on a deeper level often contains the socioeconomic issues effecting the area, for example the demise of the fishing industry, the closures of mills and lack of jobs, inner city social deprivation, etc. Nomad Clan have been noted as ‘One of street art’s finest female duos’ by Widewalls magazine the worlds largest street art online publication, as well as ‘Street arts hottest UK talent’ by Global Street Art blog and pegged as one of the top 5 female street artist in the world by The Guardian News Paper.
Born in Flint MI, Scraps first attended Mott Community College, were he studied basic art. At that point he realized art would be his profession. He was later accepted to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied Animation and Illustration. He quickly realized that animation involved too much digital art and not enough of the classic pencil and paper, which fueled his passion.
After his professional training, he started experimenting with different mediums, including Airbrushing. His first opportunity to airbrush professionally was at T-Rods in Flint MI, then on to partner with Psycho Customs in Bay City MI. With years of professional training and experimenting with different mediums. He has provided the highest level of art that can be seen throughout Genesee County. His work is can be found displayed on the interior walls of the LEER & Flint City Hard Cider Co in Flint, MI.
Flint Fresh collaborates with local stakeholders to develop and implement strategies that support an equitable and sustainable food system that assures residents access to good food in Genesee County.
Flint Fresh operates one of the 11 food hubs in Michigan, which houses all of its programs in the renovated facility that opened in the summer of 2018. The 15,000 square foot hub became a reality thanks to generous donations from the Michigan Department of Education, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Tides Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network.
The hub works to get more fresh and healthy foods on the plates of Flint and Genesee County residents through partnerships with local and regional farmers and distributors. In one location, it provides both increased access to a larger market for suppliers as well as local products for buyers, thereby strengthening the local food system.