Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Straight Talk

Before I painted the Town Crier in my London mural I asked his permission to do so. The other day he gave me a call and wanted to know how it went and to invite me on his radio show - Straight Talk with Bill Paul. We sat down in the studio and talked about graffiti and what I was doing in the city for about 20 minutes. He kept asking me about graffiti artists and tagging and trying to get my opinion about illegal graffiti but I just said that I don't really concern myself with all that. I think it went well and he said that he'd like to have me back sometime.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Piece #7

"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." - Psalm 42:5

I was at the local hardware store and was looking at the clearance paint and the manager comes over and tells me I can have them for $2.30 a can. So I buy 24 cans and catch a ride out to grimsby. My fills wern't as solid and my lines weren't as clean and stock tips stink but it turned out nicely. While I was painting some guy came by and said "I hope your not painting any of that God ****". I guess I'm well known in Grimsby for painting about God. Which is a really good thing. Negative critisim of my work is becoming less discouraging as time goes on. A part of me thought no one would notice but people acctually pay attention. Oh and my right index finger has been stiff for the last month cuz of all the painting. You know it's been a good month when your finger is sore.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Piece #?

"Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me"

Psalm 57:1-3

A couple of weeks ago me and my friend Ariel wanted to do something so at 10pm we start driving to Grimsby where there's three free legal walls where I did piece #4. We get there at 1am and the wall had been buffed which made me think that maybe I had done something illegal before. So I ditch the idea of spraypainting when a cop rolls up and asks if we'd seen a lost boy. We said no and asked him if the walls were legal to paint on and he said "yeah". I break out the paints and throw up a piece based on a this sketch untill about 4am. We slept in the car by the wall woke up in the morning and for some reason the camera didn't work. I went back to the wall today with a new camera and it had been buffed again. So, sorry there is no picture but it was a killer night and the wall looked great and I had a good opportunity to talk with the locals about life, God and art.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sketches 15

Quaker for the exchange

Cindy and Aldo

Just Isaac

Snatch also for the x change

Friday, May 19, 2006

Piece #6

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

John 1:1-5 and 14

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Piece #5

I was approched by the owner of Tha Spot urban clothing. It wasn't my usual venue because the subject matter wasn't peticullarily appealing to me spirtiually but I got the feeling I should do it anyways. The guys gave me enough to pay for the paint and agreed to put a friend of mine's CD "Just Isaac" on thier music rotation. There was also some satanic graffiti on the back of thier store that they let me cover over. And that's what I found redeeming about this piece is the fact that I got to get rid of the pentagrams and upside down crosses.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Sketches 14


Schmeedog for gospel exchange on ggcrew forum



Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Sketches 13





Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sketches 12

Tha Spot
One Way