John Gatti

I created SpaceTribe Candy in 2007 as I was developing my undergraduate thesis at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Using an intuitive, playful and non-linear approach to visual storytelling the art began by combining alien and robotic forms adorned in patterned ceremonial garments-- Embracing the idea of a primitive yet advanced timeless alien “SpaceTribe”. At the time and still today I am interested in exploring aspects of the human condition and have been directly inspired by modern science fiction, mythology, origin stories, religious systems, and spirituality. Over the years Space Tribe Candy has been an opportunity for exploration without boundaries, full of endless discoveries, and ultimately making as a way of knowing. Space Tribe Candy continues to transform and evolve as a living organism.