Meet Derek Carpenter, the man behind Thrive's spray paint mural!
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had? Uh…this question?
What was your first CD? Collective Soul
What’s inspiring you in life right now? Social Enterprise and the environment
What is one ingredient you could put in all your meals? Avocados
What's your spirit animal? Dogs
What's your favorite smell? Right after it rains
Secret talent? Physics
Advice you would give your younger self? Don’t waste sexual energy...seriously! It's important
Most adventurous thing you’ve done? Climbed Maroon Bells in Aspen
Song you could listen to on repeat? So Flows the Current by Patrick O’Hearn
Favorite place to view art? Festivals
Who’d you like to make murals for? Alex Gray’s CoSM, Denver International Airport and Kind Love Dispensary
How do you know love? Whenever I speak to someone who knows who they are
Derek also creates installations, canvas art and clothing made from recycled materials. You can view more of his art at The Circus Collective in Denver, the Berkeley Dispensary in Denver and artofone.org. Half of the money made from his art goes to various environmental groups who enhance biodiversity and habitat protection.