About The Artist
DeeKay’s adventures in street art and photography started with her love of Americana as a child, traveling around the United States in the back of a 1934 Chevy.
She has long been a photographer, focusing mostly on the great vanishing motel signs across America. The neon behemoths of the post-Depression and Googie era; rusted motel and liquor store signs that are, in a way, street art themselves. The glowing neon never appealed to her; instead she prefers to photograph them in the harsh light of day capturing their neglected and weathered textures; great metal victims of the elements, rusting and peeling, broken neon… forgotten, decrepit and unloved.
Fast forward a decade. Her on-screen persona as adult film star Kylie Ireland kept her constantly in the public eye, her photography became sacred, a passion she chose to share with a select few, a little piece of herself, something kept very close to her.
As the photographer, DeeKay’s passion for urban decay began an interesting transformation into stencil and wheat pastes; combining her love of old signs with images from her adult career, creating a unique flavor of sexy street art with images of faded Americana from her own personal collection.