Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sketches #29





Friday, October 24, 2008

The earth is the Lords 2

A long time ago in a post called motivations I talked about a gay bar I was going to paint, I didn't say anything but 2 weeks after I finished they closed down the gay bar. A few weeks ago I had a post that I was painting a satanic metal bar after I had finished painting it they started tearing the whole building down. I honestly don't know what this is about but something strange is happening.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Anti-Advertising 2

A few weeks ago before the coke thing, I went looking for a Halloween costume for my wife at the local magic trick and costume store. As I was walking in I noticed that the outside sign had faded over the years from the weather, I looked around and since I had the supplies in my car and it would only take a matter of minutes to repair I offered to fix their sign in exchange for a costume. I've done things like this before where for free or for in exchange for food I've fixed a sign that looks rundown and ugly. I don't believe advertising or decoration is necessarily wrong I do however make a distinction between a barter exchange for the sign of Mom and Pop independently owned costume store that i actually go to and buy magic tricks from and a big fat paycheck for just another out of place billboard advertisement for a corporation that I don't like that advertises so much it has become an eyesore. Just so everyone is clear. I also make no judgments on people in advertising unless they use their talents to advertise something evil (like consumerism, greed, lust, dissatisfaction, unthankfulness, alcohol, degradation of women or anything else that makes up 90% of advertising).
This message brought to you by overwhelming reader response (2) and Tinkerbell.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I got a call from a store owner early this morning who has been in contact with Coca-cola the largest distributor of the caffeinated beverage Kola in the world. Coke wanted to pay me to put their logo on the side of a building. I told the owner to call back coke and tell them I would not do it. I'm sure there was a large pay check attached that would have paid me handsomely which makes me curious to think how much is my talent worth to them but we know what curiosity did to the cat so, I didn't ask. I personally don't drink coke, I don't like the sugar and I don't like how fidgety and sick I feel after drinking it. It has a drug that can make you physically dependant on it. It's bad for you. There has also been a string of coke union reps in Columbia who keep dying... mysteriously.... from guns. On the other hand let me tell you about something I endorse regularly. Jesus! He gave us words to live by, He showed us a radical way to live that brings us not just happiness but Joy, He plans our steps, gives us all good gifts and when things are tough and relatives die and we seem to have no hope, we have hope, and we have peace. Not because were crazy or living in denial but because the God who lives with us each day and knows all our hurts and pains and well everything in the universe said "I have a plan for you, a plan to give you a future and a hope". It's ours, it's a secret, it's just between God and us and we look crazy to everybody else like we're talking to an imaginary friend but we know that there really is a God who talks to us and does miracles in our lives and He said it'd be alright. It's the real thing.

I'm Battle and I endorse this message.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sketches #28




Sunday, October 12, 2008

Battle: the movie

When I was in NY bam bam the liquid robot, suggested that I come out with a Graff DVD and sell it to all the writers in my town and when I go around, but you know that's not how I roll. So, instead I'm gonna make a graffiti video and give it away for free. So right now I'm painting alot trying to come out with some good footage for the DVD which I'll be painting mostly and also talking a bit about the artform you know and the pieces I do. However I don't want it to be about me I wanna take the focus away from me and really just direct it to the message. My man Dj ex-o is working on the sound track and I've been getting people to help film. Don't expect it anytime soon, this is a longer project that I don't wanna rush.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The earth is the Lords

I've been hitting the streets recently downtown trying to network and free up some more diverse walls for me to paint on outside of the spots that have already been thoroughly transformed. You know trying to spread his dominion outside of a few walls and mark the whole city for His fame. I have been blessed again with another wall, this time it's as one of the staff put it "A Satanic Metal Bar". Apparently they have a lot of satanic metal bands come and play there, I could tell he wasn't a fan of Jesus and as he looked through my sketchbook he was not happy about the amount of religious content but he did find something he liked. I'm excited about this. First a bar, then a hells angels owned tattoo parlor, then a gay bar now, a satanic metal bar! I love spreading the message of Jesus Christ to the people who don't always get the chance to come in contact with it.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Piece #50

Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.