Brilliant, and here is his website (a bit out dated)
If anyone ever asked “could you bomb an intersection?” well now you can answer them, it can be done.
I really wish wordpress allowed me to embed videos for free, or maybe once I stop being a cheap bastard and buy more space then you will really get to see this in full effect. But anyway, enjoy.
Hey guys to here are some pictures of a piece I put up this morning. I have a rendition of an old lady, laying herself on an ironing board and getting ready to hold an iron to her face? Why would she do this? Well for beauty of course -she is old and wrinkly and needs to iron out her flaws like so many of us try to do.
Why do girls go to tanning booths when it is a proven fact that they cause skin cancer?
Why go to the gym and workout Only Biceps? (You know who you are.)
Why do old housewives get botox and shove plastic balloons into their breasts?
To make them look young and sexy obviously. We do all these atrocious things to our bodies for the sake of beauty and impress others. Why not do what the Mormons do and treat your body like a temple? That is what I find sexy. Show me someone who watches what they eat, is comfortable in their own body and free of vices like tanning and cigarettes (oh cause they are sooo cool) -and I will show you someone original and beautiful in their own right.
The quote at the bottom says “Ives is so OP”. If you can successfully tell me what this means, you will get a personalized card sent to you directly designed by me! (Totally free, no gimics or nonsense)
Oh and you guys are lucky to get this post, I was almost mauled by a giant rat/beaver hybrid rodent while putting this up. Scary stuff.
So I want to apologize to you guys. I was on hiatus, I needed a break from a few things (including street art) – but mainly just a break from the internet. I was a little run down and tired, dealing with bills, crazy people, drama and yatta yatta yatta.
Well anyway, without further adue… (<-probably spelled wrong) Ives Street will be back in buisness.
I plan on putting up some of my new stuff in the morning but to hold you over here is some new work by Ludo.
Alto Contraste is a Brazilian artist based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. For those of you who follow graffiti and street art closely you will know that Sao Paulo has a huge scene. Other than that and that I am sure that his work is political, I do not know much more about the artist.
But I like pretty pictures and this one drew my eye. If you guys dig up any more info that I missed let me know!
Now I have known about Michael Aaron Williams for a while, and its rare that it would take me so long to blog about one of my favorite artists yet here we are.
He is a street artist and but really more of an instillation artist.
http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelaaronart#p/a/u/1/pFKiFbgcSgU – Probably my favorite of his
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M28mNG6sw74 – His new work that prompted this post
http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelaaronart#p/u -His youtube channel
If you weren’t already inspired by street art, which would be shocking considering what you’re reading now, well shame on you and hopefully we have now cured you of that ailment. More artwork.
His bio via his website (warning: religious language to follow)
I am an artist from Knoxville, TN and I have been changed by the love of God. I grew up in a Christian home my whole life but in high school I began to fall away from God. I found out that drugs and alcohol taste good and began to rebel from the Christian foundations of my childhood. It was in this rebellion that I became severely depressed to the point where I wanted to actually kill myself. So, I continued on this rebellion in high school until my junior year when I actually felt the presence of God for the first time. After that taste I could not go back to the rebellion of my former life. Ever since my taste of God and the love that he has continued to show me He has showed me who I really am.
God showed me that I was made to love on Him through the arts and music. When I got saved I began to create art and as I created art I have noticed that it brings me closer to Him and it allows God to minister to other people. It wasn’t until I came to know God that I was able to tap into the artistic gifts that he had placed inside of me. God has given me the ability and the creativity to create art and enjoy Him through it. It has also given me the ability to show God to people in a unique way. I believe that God will encounter people through my art on the streets and in the galleries.
Yes its a little bit on the devout christian side, which I am not a giant fan of. But hey, I still approve of the art and so I don’t let my own bias’s get in the way.
He has a lot of work up, so let me know which is your favorite!
This is the only work I can find by Kneeon at the moment, but here is his Vimeo page which has some.. interesting videos on it. Enjoy
So yes, I have been absent for a while. It was the 4th man, it took a lot out of me. Work and drinking… I didn’t really have time for much else. Except well, I did get a chance to put some stickers up.
The Rocketeer says “Dreamings not something we encourage here either, Howard. Reality, that’s what we’re all about. Reality; objective, empirical truths. That’s what’s on the exam papers.” It is a quote from a book I recently finished (Skippy Dies). Not only is it a great quote, but it is a great book. I take this quote as an idea that our education system is failing not because the teachers aren’t education us on important subjects well, but students aren’t bred to love learning as they should. Part of education should be up to the student, yes, but our culture needs to create a society where it is possible for kids to develop a love of learning. Well that’s just my 2 cents.
The second sticker is a poem and it reads “The art of losing isn’t hard to master; / so many things seem filled with the intent / to be lost that their loss is no disaster. ” One Art, by Elizabeth Bishop. Ill let you interpret that on your own, after finishing my Interpreting Poetry recently… I’ve written enough about the stuff for a while.
Anyway, hope you enjoy. Also check out the Winnie has a Posse sticker, I just happened upon it and thought it was cool. Note* I put up a lot more stickers these are just the ones I remembered to take a picture of. Probably around 30 up or so.