Monday, December 18, 2006
I slept in my car for a night but that didn't last long cuz a friend of mine Viceral (who I've painted with alot) offered me a place to stay for REALLY cheep. So I've been living at his place for a while catching up with him and painting on his walls a little (all the work in this post is Viceral's work in our appartment).
I help him out with a bit of cash, try to keep him outta trouble and give him rides in my new car and in exchange he let's me eat some of his food, sleep on his couch and give me an alternative perspective on my art and relationships when I'm in town. It's kinda a dream come true living in a run down appartment with one of your best friends who also has a intrest in God and graffiti.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us. 2 Corinthians 1:9-10
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name. Philippians 2:5-9
Friday, November 03, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
"hey man, welcome to the crew! hey can you email me with a pic of you and an email address that you want your firstname.lastname@example.org email to go to.and then when you get a chance write up a testimony and email it to me in text. we are glad to have you in!-fasm"
some of the other guys in the crew said...
"I'm down for him; dude improved really quickly and definitely has a heart for the Lord." - J1
"Hes good to go in my books"- Dyle
"I think he would be a great add"-Threat
"battle would be a great add"-Sacks
"right on write on. graffiti es por vida homie! love it and live it for Christ battle"-Cammer
Sunday, October 22, 2006
can you answer these questions please!
Who is God?
The creator of everything, omnipowerful, omnipresent, all seeing, everloving, righteous, begining and end, alpha omega, my provider.
Why are you on this planet?
To serve God and convince others to do the same.
What is Salvation?
Salvation is being made right through faith and accepting freedom from sins through Jesus God's son.
What dose it mean to "Give your life to God"?
Allow him to dictate every intention and will giving him authority in your life to do whatever he want's, not keeping any decitions out of his jurisdiction but giving him complete control everything from finances to friends.
Are you called to ministry?
If so, what ministry are you involved in?
I currently work at a group home with children where I look after them and ensure they grow up to be fine men and women of God. I spraypaint biblical messages in public places.
When did you start painting?
Late October 2005
Why do you paint graffiti?
I write graffiti because God has given me a talent of art and I believe when God gives you something that can be used for him you should use it for him to praise him, to encourage believers, and show people a way to have a relationship with God. I chose the medium of graffiti because I've always had this talent but until I discovered Graffiti I always found art boring, distant, and of little impact on society. Graffiti allows me to send the messages of God to the mass public without being distant from the streets, the hudlums and homeless, people who need to hear what I'm saying, people who know they need God but don't know where to start. Art in a gallery is for one individual to own and to take it away and hide it from society in thier den or private study never to be seen again and to me it's depressing.
Do you paint illegally (anything you don't have permission to do)?
Southwestern Ontario Canada
What is your favorite Bible verse and how dose it relate to your personal testimony?
John 10:10 the devil comes only to steal kill and destroy I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. I always knew God was real and that he existed. When I was 12 I started drinking, I stole alcohol, I smoked, I made out with my friends girlfriend, and started hanging around dealers, and all the while I knew what was right but said to myself the bible doesn't REALLY say in peticular "thou shalt not make out with thine friends gal" and it doesn't say I can't drink it just says don't get drunk (but everytime I drank I got drunk). And on one such night of drinking when I was 16-17 I got alcohol poisening I threw up all over my clothes and was crawling around in my underwear in the back of the store that I worked in untill I threw up on my gitch too and finally passed out in a sleeping bag. When I woke up the next morning I was next to annother guy and for a second I couldn't remember how I got there all I remembered at the time was that I was naked in a sleeping bag with annother guy and first thing in the morning it really freaked me out. Ten minutes later I remembered that nothing had happened and that I had gotten off lucky this time. I looked back on all my alcoholism and realized that nothing good had ever come from it and that my life was all screwed up because of it. I realized then that the rules in bible aren't there to ruin my fun but are there to help me have the most fun. Have life and have it to the full. I never drank again and restored alot of relationships I had lost including my one with God.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
But anyhoo I handed off the can to my young protege and proceeded to teach him some of the basics of can control while cleaning up the park he plays at. I know this peticular action of buffing is not condoned by the graffiti comunity but in my defence it was just some punk kid with no style who wrote "crazy man".
I don't know about my buffing or anti-bombing. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong but when your at a wall without technical permission with a can in your hand it looks kinda bad so I have this tendancy to watch my back and look around. "Avoiding the appearance of evil" comes to mind. Is what I'm doing wrong? Is it wrong to upset satanic racist kids with spaypaint? Should I just leave it alone? Is spraypainting anything without permission wrong even if it's probibly what the owner/city wants? What do you guys think?
I think I won't do anymore anti-bombing until I get an answer that I can sleep tight with. - goodnight
Saturday, October 14, 2006
"The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears." Psalm 18:4-6
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other." John 15:9-17
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Blazefest New York Video Part 1
Blazefest New York Video Part 2
Friday, September 15, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
"I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless. "Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?" I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was worthwhile for men to do under heaven during the few days of their lives. I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired men and women singers, and a harem as well—the delights of the heart of man. I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me. I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless." Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
Friday, September 01, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
We packed up our stuff and did some clean up when Ray (Rayski) the leader of the told us we had to leave quick cuz Tim was in the park setting up for tonight and he got a knive pulled on him. We all ran to the cars and drove to the park. Apparently Tim had his cell phone out and a kid swiped it. And wouldn't give it back and then tried to take off on his bike then Ed (the sound guy) grabbed his back tire and the kid pulled out a knife and tried to slice at Tim and Ed. All the while through Tim is praying asking God for guidance for what to do in this situation. And suddenly he gets this idea and says to the kid "listen man, I really need my phone cuz there are numbers in it that I need. I'll give you $20 bucks if you give it back. But all I don't have any money on me, can I write you a check?" The kid agrees and gives Tim his name to write the check out to. Rayski and the rest of us show up at this point and Ray calls the cops. Tim gives them the name and the cops get the check and bring the kid back. Tim talks to the Kid in the back of the cruiser and decides to let him off the hook by not pressing charges.
That night we had two MC's perform Big City and Shine all Brightly. They both had some good things to say to the crowd while Zion and I turned out a nice piece "choosing christ is that game point" (character by fasm). After Big City and Shine talked with Fasm and I about being an artist and in ministry they had alot of applicable experiences having to do with pride, temptation, division, that I found put some things together for my graffiti ministry. While the event was wrapping up Tim was talking to one of the youth and I had a feeling that something really significant was happening. That night he prayed and asked God for a relationship with him for the first time. Everyone was really psyched after and we all prayed for him and Fasm started to tear up durring the prayer. After the night was finished Fasm talked to me about alot of the history of Gospel Graffiti and some of it's philosophy which was really cool.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Cor 10:3-5
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
"Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'? For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods "clean.") He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' " - Mark 7:18-23
Ezra, Dyle and J-one
This is the production at the writerz blok I talked about here. I couldn't get ezra's piece in the shot cuz he wasn't finished till after dark.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
This is Keyshon who gave me new tickets at the airport when I had missed my flight and also told me about distressed passenger rates at the motel.
This is when my paint got seized at the airport. I counted them take out all but one can out of my bag. I walked down the hall knowing that they had missed a can. I prayed about it and went back and give them my last can too.
This is Sumit who I met at the airport and drew a picture for.
This is wall who I also met at the airport. He used to piece in San Diego 25 years ago.
This is a character that I did in Threat's Garage that Ezra showed me how to cut and shade on.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." - Ephesians 6:12