Thursday, January 28, 2010


Lao Tzu said:

Fill your bowl to the brim
And it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
And it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
And your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
And you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

Monday, January 18, 2010

O crescimento pelo crescimento é a ideologia da célula cancerígena.

“During 1860, the citizens of Point Pleasant, Ohio, were distressed by the daily sight of a slightly rundown-looking store clerk in his late thirties. The man had been in the military, resigned under suspicious circumstances, failed at farming, failed at real estate, and ended up working in his father's leather-goods store. He was a poor excuse for a salesman, a worse-than-incompetent bill collector, and didn't even seem to know the establishment's stock. What's more, there were rumours that he had a problem with the bottle. Then, in 1861, the Civil War broke out, and the town failure enlisted in a regiment of volunteers. Less than two years later, he was promoted to major general. Eventually, he became president. His name was Ulysses S. Grant.”

--Excerpt from Howard Blooms' 'The Lucifer Principle'

[in Moscow]

Introducing Alexandre Farto aka 'Vhils'

Vhils uses a giant assortment of mediums and techniques to achieve his brilliant art; from etching into dilapidated stucco walls to homemade bleach concoctions and from said homemade bleach concoctions to good old fashioned Pollock inspired paint chucks, Vhils leaves each piece adorned with his unique weather-stripped signature. These pieces only get better with time.

“Nothing Lasts Forever”


'Burned Memories'

Introducing fellow musician, artist, and friend; Colin McCaffrey.

O Fortuna (2007) - Graphite

Self Portrait (2007) - Pen, charcoal, and marker.

Dans Smile 2007 - Pen, colored pencil, and marker – from a photo where Dan Anderson (a member of the Paul T. Anderson clan), had painstakingly kicked his own teeth out at a show.

Self Portrait (2008) - Tissue paper and sharpies on cardboard

Untitled (2008)

Autophagy 2007 - Colored pencils and pen and chalk. Freehand duplicate of circulating postcard.

"Growth for the sake of growth is the idealogy of the cancer cell"
(O crescimento pelo crescimento é a ideologia da célula cancerígena.)
-Edward Abbey

Klone in Tel-Aviv (Photo courtesy of

By the way, Unurth is definitely worth a check-out, their email list is unprecedented – new street art from around the world every day!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Worked til close Wednesday and then showered, left for Santa Cruz with Shonna at ~ 11:00pm, made good time. Hung out with the brilliant artist Colin McCaffrey and then trekked over to San Jose to catch the ending of the Anno Domini Gallery's ( ) 9th annual Fresh Produce exhibition.

It was unreal, to say the least. Immediately upon arrival I was confronted by a familiar friend of epic proportions gracing the wall of the Anno Domini Gallery, and standing triumphantly [having stood so] since 2008.

Shonna and I met with Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder who run the Anno Domini gallery and they were very cool, passionate, and genuine people. They showed us around the exhibition, let us take a few pictures, and shared some familiar sentiments regarding art of this nature, in a world like this, at a time like now.

It was a beautiful welcome to a wonderful city, and as we left I wondered how soon we'd be back. The north continues to tug like a magnet at the strings that guide my heart. <3

Saddo of Berlin, Germany

Klone of Tel-Aviv, Israel
(close-up of tile collage)

Gabby Nathan of Tel Aviv, Israel

Danielle Duer of Nashville, TN

[w/ Rodrigo Obranco of Sao Paulo, Brazil
'Untitled #3'
in background]

Binho Martins of Americana/Sao Paulo

Benjamin de Brousse of Paris, France
'Miss Pink Ribbon'

Virgilio Neto of Brasilia, Brazil

Jermiah Maddock of New York City, NY

Crystal Morey of Oakland, CA

More coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by.
Art warms the soul.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Visual Altruists of the New Decade

((Sandy Skoglund - Shimmering Madness))

Fresh Produce '09 at the Anno Domini gallery in San Jose.
An international Street Art gallery representing some of the finest, most revolutionary artists of the past decade from around the world.
A collaboration of visual altruists, on through the 9th of January.

((Jeremiah Maddick - Fistful Mouthful))

((Exercise these tongue-tied worries)) Know Hope & Co.

((Chris Warner & Co. - "Iraqi Christmas", U.S. Occupation of Iraq, 2009))

((Andreas Gursky - 99 Cents))

((Robert Polidori - Versailles))

((Comte Rizzoli))

((Richard Misrach - Submerged House Foundation, Salton Sea))

((E. Allweil - Father))

Introducing AITCH (Saint Sinners)

((Aitch - Cute, Calm V.))

((Aitch - Cute, Calm III.))

((Aitch - Cute, Calm II.))

In an abandoned 19th century ruin in South Tel Aviv, four local artists with international roots invited the public to see what they’ve been up to on weekends.

Know Hope, Klone, Zero Cents and Foma spend Saturdays decorating the streets and buildings of Israel’s seaside conurbation together. One such Sabbath they stumbled into an old house in the American Colony.

“Before the building was nothing, now there’s an art show in its ruin. Soon the art show will be gone and replaced with something else. Everything we have now will be a memory. I guess that’s what we’re trying to get at,” ponders Zero Cents.

((Know Hope, Klone, Foma <3, Zero Cents - Kindred Times))

((Lia Fenix - Childhood Flavor))

((Lia Fenix - Trapezists))

((Lia Fenix - Rubiks))

((Nan Goldin - Snow Cry))

((Natasha Kissel - Bubblerock, 2006))

((Saddo - With V.))

((Saddo - With III.))

((Kiersten Essenpreis - Born on a Pirate Ship))

((Devin McGrath - Somehow I Forgot))

((Devin McGrath - Run))