My childhood was amassed with bricks to build cities which only spawned from my imagination. Finally living in a real city I felt the need to bring my imagination to inhabit the streets by customizing my own childhood mini figures- Making an army of AirRat (bird) People. Each figure with their own identity, keeping watch over empty lots and forgotten walls. While the mind set in the graffiti world is to go big and make a name, I hoped to hide in the cracks waiting to make a connection with the passerby, often becoming the new property of the viewer and sometimes left to be enjoyed by the next. Sometimes purposefully left somewhere intimate waiting for that special person who dare to cuff me in their hand and shove me in their pocket like a found fifty dollar bill.
Archive for December, 2011
I had an awesome time the other night at tattooed moms painting with my good friends underwater pirate and el toro. About four hours jamming on larger four ft by four ft paintings and having a few drinks was the best way I could spend a week night. Enough ramble here are a few of Tim Blackwell from two.one.five’s pictures continue to Facebookto see the rest. Thanks to everyone who came out! El toros painting is currently on display an for sale at Jinxed.
A good friend of mine the star Taurus aka the Philadelphia bull the one an only El Toro invited me to join he and a few friends (Underwater Pirate, Czr, and Arks) in painting the always graffiti friendly upstairs at Tattooed moms. I showed up late because of my 9-5 so I didn’t get many action shots but it was a lot of fun to get in and have time to paint even with the multi colored snot I was left with. All the high deff quality pictures credited to Arks
After arriving and realizing the real fun isn’t even at art Basel but over in Wynwood district, where it’s a street artists wet dream every block has a production being worked on by top notch artists. I spent most of the first day lost on my rented scooter snapping pictures where I could, until finally settling outside the Art Whino show. A production was under way by WoeBots, Leza, Boosher, Luke Chueh, JRyu, Ritzy P, Sket One, Lou Pimentel, Shane Jessup, Pixel Pancho, and others. I was not slotted to paint this wall but saw an open space due to some architectural obstacles and pixel pancho an Mr. Jessup were kind enough to give the ok, so with a quick dash to cope2′s gallery/graff shop I was in action. The line up of this wall is amazing! I don’t have a finished picture of the wall but here’s all my shots, including a mini cooper giveaway caravan. and some other random fun from Miami.
Here’s a few upcoming events I’m participating in!
First is this Friday Dec. 9th “33′s Killa Kollab” show at community on south 4th street. I don’t do many collaborative stickers so this friday with give attendees a chance to have me do a collaborative sticker with them. The rest of the 33 crew (UnderWaterPirates, GoestParty, Sloth, and Dash) will be there to do the same as well. Art work will also be available for purchase.
Then the following week I’ll be doing some installation & Large scale painting with El Toro & UnderWaterPirate upstairs at Tattooed Moms. We are accompanying pieces already done by JayGoldberg from OldeCityTattoo ,the London Police and others. To show off the work we put up El Toro, UWP and I are doing a live painting event Thursday Dec 15th you may remember my previous Live Painting with El Toro. We will also have some larger scale pieces for sale as well. This event is a 21+ event sorry youngsters!
A few weeks ago a friend of mine who works for Green Saw design & build asked if I’d be interested in painting their giant roll down gate. The gate was part of their new involvement in First Friday art exhibits at their 4th and brown shop location. I was unable to attend Fridays opening and door reveal (I’m currently in Miami for art Basel) but guessing from the amazing wood working everyone does there I’m sure it was a great show. So with out further talk here’s the work in progress shots and finished piece and Thanks to Amber @ green saw for putting everything together and to Sloth33 for his help!