A couple of months ago I turned up to a stencil art event in Melbourne with my video camera and shot some interviews for a video podcast. I interviewed a range of people attending the event, including artists, musicians, and guests.

I interviewed one interesting and charming young exhibiting artist from country Victoria who went by the tag of WHY?. If you live in Melbourne, you’ll see his paste-ups around the city.

I just found out today that WHY? tragically passed away in an automobile accident a couple of weeks ago. He was 21. More here.

He explained to me the motivation for his art as the desire to get people to stop for a moment, in the hustle-bustle of daily life, and ask themselves why things are the way they are.

If you see his art up around the city, stop for a moment and allow yourself the question. For Dan. WHY?