Roots Inspiration: Visual Artist Phil Frost On Bob Marley

March 15, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwer, via Hypebeastโ€”

As part of the promotion for director Kevin MacDonald’s long-awaited Bob Marley biopic, Marley, set for a nationwide release in the US on 4/20 (watch the trailer here), artist Phil Frost gave a rareโ€”and truly bizarreโ€”interview on how Marley has influenced and inspired his work. The reclusive artist also lets cameras showcase his extensive reggae record collection, discussing the role music plays in his creative process: “I find myself spending thousands of hours with only myself, so in listening to reggae music, I find the comfort of a friend.” On Marley, he says, “I find a harmony in the rhythm of Bob Marley’s music, which brings my mind to clarity.”