Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ludo In Paris

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Beauty is a Beast

 So I decided to put up this piece today after my short hiatus to LA I am back in Pittsburgh. Hope you guys didn’t miss me too much (here is a song to cheer you up if you did, or if you didn’t -which would be messed up). Well here is a piece I did concerning natural beauty. In my escapades with women through my 4 years of college I have come to several conclusions. One that most sorority girls lack emotional depth and soon loose their charm when you realize they are borderline alcoholics.

The blackness that is their soul -no makeup or fake tan could cover up. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying all sorority girls are like this or that they are the only ones (I hate sweeping generalizations) but the sort of attitude party all night, screw work or class.  I am sorry there is nothing wrong with loving to learn and being able to enjoy yourself at the same time. And yes I am saying loving to learn has something to do with having a soul.

While putting this up I almost did get into a bit of trouble, a cop walked right by. He didn’t even look at me, since paste-ups are relatively uncommon in Pittsburgh I don’t think what I was doing really registered with him. He just kept on walkin.

Also connected to the gallery are a few pictures of some homemade stickers Ill be putting up around town. If you have any questions on how to make them, I just used CVS bought shipping stickers and it was remarkably easy after that.

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Featured Artist: Slinkachu

 Artist Slinkachu has gained much appraise and renown for his few books that he has released including Concrete Ocean.

What he does is he makes little miniature characters and sets them up in a scene in a public area and then will photograph it and leave it. It is sort of sad because the characters are so very small, and so very beautiful -it is not too long before they are surely destroyed. Here is a good youtube video to go with it and here is his personal blog. 

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Ender.

  This past week I decided to make a few cartoonish characters that I happen to doodle from time to time. All of them are curiously unhappy and sickly looking.

The quote is one of my more favorite from Ender’s Game by Olsen Scott Card (probably my favorite book of all time – ever ever ever). I say more  favorite because I definitely have a few more. It reads

“Ill try” Carn Carby left, and Ender mentally added him to his private list of people who qualify as human beings.

I have been in those moments, and been in the opposite. A moment of judgement that allows you to mentally define a person, even if it may be wrong to judge them, because of their actions. A man named Michael Palladino and I have shared a moment like this -except he had a line drawn through his name, removing him from my list. Only he and I know the reasons why, but f*** you Palladino. You Bastard.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the post -Ill be absent this weekend as I will be in California!  Yeah, I am pretty excited. Bringing some stickers with me and I will have some updates for you after the weekend.

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Snoopy: Artist Unknown

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Featured Artist: ABOT

Yes. Yes. Yes. And yes some more.

Flickr account for Get.Off.My.Spaceship.    Enjoy, and may you never understand Backgammon -as much as your father insists “its the greatest board game ever created 5,000 years ago by the Ancient Iranians.”  Common Dad, that’s a little specific.

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O Consumer, My Consumer

 

 

 I want to apologize for the image quality, I had to take it on my camera phone but hopefully you can make out some of the details. I also decided to go with a detached comic style Ives. Sure it is a lot bigger and stands out quiet a bit more, but I liked the aesthetics of it when I was messing around at home earlier so I thought I would give it a try. I actually wrote this on Pitt computer lab paper, and the first time I did it I realized I had gone over the part with my username in it.. that could potentially be bad. So I had to change it. 

 As far as the image goes, clearly an American Indian (which is actually the new PC term in case you were unaware) celebrating in an interesting manner. He has car doors, a Jesus cross, wrist bands, a Yankees headband and Nikes on. I wanted to use these items to try and create the mantra that is in the quote I used “Please Display Your Wealth”.

This piece sort of reminds me of that famous quote from fight club, how we use these items and consumer goods to show off our own egos. Why should a fresh pair of Nikes imply that you are in fact cool? Don’t get me wrong, I like Nikes to a certian degree, but this piece is really just a social commentary on how we us items to show off our progression and wealth in life. 

As I was walking around looking for places to put this up I was listening to Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch  (one of my favorite all time songs and one song that would be added to my Sound Track of Life) I came across a really beautiful scene. The picture doesn’t capture the sort of aura it had but hopefully you guys can enjoy it. 

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I’m A Rocket Man

 I decided it was time to do a new Rocketeer piece the other day. I have been sitting on it for a while and just got around to it. He is definitely one of my favorite drawings and I am very pleased with the piece. The line that goes around him reads

I went to heaven, I couldn’t get in, for what I had done. I said please take me, they said you’re crazy, you had too much fun.

It is a line from an Unwritten Law song. I used rock out to this song all the time when I was young and for some reason this line just always stuck with me. To me it is about living your life to the fullest, no excuses, have fun and enjoy it while you can. Part of me is doing that right now, it’s why I started this blog. Hopefully you guys like it just as much as I do.

Some of you may have noticed that a few of my posts are on dumpsters and I wanted to say a few words to that. Sure, not your typical electric box, abandoned house type of paste up that most people tend to do. You think a dumpster.. and art? Gross. Well there are a few advantages to them. First of all, should it really matter which public space I choose to use as a medium for my art? As a part of this society aren’t I entitled to the dumpsters as much as anyone else? Also, they may be stinky and dirty… but they are meant to be that way. Of all the pastes I have done most have been ripped off or taken down but all the dumpster pieces are still up. So the longevity of these places (cause really who wants to clean off a dumpster) is awesome. Also the exposure is great, everyone has to go to a dumpster every once in a while. It is human nature. So why not look at some pretty pictures and read a few words.

Here are a few more photos, as always check out the gallery.

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Bomb-It 2

The best movie with a 2 at the end of it since Step It Up 2  is on the internet and I just found it!

If you have seen Bomb-It the film, well they were commissioned to make a second and eventually just decided to put up the handful of interviews they did up on the internet at Babelgum.

So here are a few of my favorites, check it out!

Know Hope

Klone 

Inspire

Stormie Mills

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Renone

The only known* (to me at least) artwork by Renone. Some more stuff on the way in the next few days, stay posted.

 

 

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