Nardstar said she got into graffiti as a teenager through hip hop culture, and she explained that it's one of the five elements of hip hop.
Nardstar has now painted all around South Africa, in three cities in France and in four US cities.
“I always try to communicate a positive and encouraging message. The message might not be literal, but I hope it has that effect in the spaces that my art is painted. I hope that it adds to people’s lives and inspires others to paint too.”
More recently, her work has seen her being involved with the Nike Graffiti Project and the Obama Foundation Summit.