Though best known for her street art, Piper is also a self-taught painter, draughtswoman, photographer and musician. Piper works with acrylic, oil, and watercolor, on found objects she has collected during her many walks around San Francisco: discarded surfaces such as cabinet doors and sheets of metal, wood, glass, paper, and canvas.
Piper’s style is a mix of retro and contemporary. She is inspired by 1920’s era prize fight posters, vintage advertisements, Sailor Jerry tattoos, general americana, calligraphy, and bright, bold colors. The artist is fascinated by continuous color gradients and plays with transforming them into discrete bands of color. Using color play and different perspectives, Piper transforms the quotidian details of the everyday into the abstract.