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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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I’m a Rocket Man

So I was all about putting up this piece today.  I woke up and was like, alright -let’s do this. Totally in an Arnold Schwarzenegger type voice when he said it before having a love child with his house keeper. Bad joke? Probably so.

Well anyway, in my excitement I forgot my camera. So sorry for the picture quality, it was taken on my phone.

If you have been to Oakland in Pittsburgh you probably have seen a few building attached to the University of Pittsburgh. One including the Cathedral of Learning (the second tallest educational building in the world -apparently) and one including the library. The Cathedral on one hand, is a iconic beautiful building that attracts people from all over. The library though, is one damn ugly building. Well I was walking around, when I a group of some of the benches outside of it and found this spot. Sat there for about 30mn, not a sole came by.

If you can’t read the quote there is a better picture of the lines in the picture section.

Points for someone if they can name the artist and or the work from which it came.

The rocketman on the other hand is an image of one of my favorite childhood movies The Rocketeer.  I think ever since the day I first saw that movie I wanted my own jetpack. When people ask what super power you would rather have I say flying, hands down, everytime. But that is not what the piece is really about.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy. More is on the way.

-I

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