Peeta, also known as Manuel Di Rita, is a graffiti writer, sculptor, muralist, and painter who currently lives in Venice, Italy and has been making graffiti art since 1993. He creates unique 3-D images that spell out his name in the familiar urban graffiti style. His lettering is made up of masterful gestures, graceful lines, and convincing depth and volume. Peeta’s choice to represent his own name is his attempt to paint and express a form of self-portraiture. He also works with sculptural forms. His three dimensional PVC model sculptures are first built from a 3-D computer design. Although the two-dimensional surfaces he paints on change from canvases to large scale walls he transforms these surfaces with his signature bold graphic shapes that jump out at the viewer.