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Getting Caught in the Act

Alec has been chased, caught and arrested several times by police for creating art without permission.

The illegal nature of graffiti and some of his street art doesn't faze the artist. "It would only bother me if I were chased [or] arrested for the idea of my work, than the act," Alec said.

"Other than that, I know when I put work up in the streets that I’m always subject to being caught. That vulnerability is part of the process and you just have to apply as much creativity to the process as you do the art."