Saturday, October 20, 2007

Hardest Working Mug in Shoebiz

Last weekend, Oct. 13th was bananas!

I found myself accepting a last minute invitation to participate in, "Please, Please, Please Don't Go"

A day of the dead exhibition.

Invited artists honored the spirit of James Brown by offering works of art in the form of shoes and hot pants.

I took the opportunity to decorate a pair of sandals with one of my favorite JB quotes from the song, "Hot Pants".

"Thankin' o' loo........zenat funky feelin' DON'T - Uh!"

Thanx again to JoyFanatic for filming the event.

If you beg him, he might even post more of the cool clips that he shot!

Meltdown Throwdown #3

Here are some interesting clips of the closing party @ Melt Gallery.

Unification Theory was definitely in the Hizzy!

For those that don't know, Unification Theory is a band of cutting and edgy artists conceived by artist/writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, MTV graffiti artist ManOne, Terrence Mclain (aka DJ JoyFanatic), and myself.

The concept of Unification Theory is street futurism: visualizing the possibilities of the future through the prisms of Graffiti, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Digital/Video Artwork, Techno, Funk and Jazz. The unification of these diverse creative minds builds new visual and sonic structures.

However, this time internationally acclaimed artist, Fumiko Amano stood in for ManOne who was busy facilitating an

historic event, River City Viewz, @ the L.A. River.

So, peep a taste of the collaborative calamity of The Sonic Entrance Exhibition.

Oh, thanks to DJ JoyFanatic for the excellent footage, yo!

This next clip shows another prolific artist, Ritzy Periwinkle gettin' loose with it.

Thanks for your artistic vision and enthusiasm Ritzy!

Also special thanks to Nate for purchasing the painting that you see me working on.

More to come!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Stay Tooned


Gandhi Marrow

This is what I'm working on right now!


MeltDown Throwdown Pt 2

Sunday Sept. 9th is the last chance to check out the show!


I dropped by Meltdown Gallery over the weekend and met a cool couple.

Wendy and Jonathan.

They bought a PShirt, so I decided to create a custom drawing on the back of it.


Wendy is an illustrator and Jonathan is a science fiction writer.


Sometimes I enhance the back of the shirts with the phrase, "Preposterous Prosperity"

in order to encourage a future of people having whatever they want.


Wendy said, "Oh you're making a Talisman?"

"Uh.... sure", I replied (having no idea what that meant).

For the full story, click the link below:

"Sometimes Talismans Wants To Be Made"

MeltDown Throwdown Pt 1

Sept. 13th heralded a stellar opening exhibition @ Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.

The show is called Sonic Entrance, featuring artists who are heavily influence by sound, music and all other forms of rhythm piped in from the universe.

I was so busy cranking out digital paintings for our upcoming PFunk music video that I actually arrived late for the event.

Fortunately, the exhibition will be up until the 30th of September, so there's still time to hustle down to 7522 Sunset Blvd. and peep the show!  Oh, and I promise to be on time.

Memewhile, here are a few clips of Sonic Entrance, provided by D.J. JoyFanatic:

The first image that you see in this clip is a small print featuring Sativa riding a dragonfly, superimposed on one of Gustavo's photographic backgrounds. Here's a still image of it below:

Holy Toledo - This next clip makes learning to draw, well worth the effort!

... and yes, she was so hot - I got scurred....

Brandy Flower of the Hit & Run crew taught me how to silkscreen my very first limited edition PShirts. This is sure to be a popular collectors item. If you're interested in acquiring a shirt, let me know. If enough mugs are interested, I just might make them available.