Archive for 2009

Wichita Art Wall

Right on Douglas I think . . .

Wichita KS Tags

Most of these were found under a cool black top path that runs right under the interstate close to Wichita's Old Town.

San Antonio- Stencils

San Antonio- Cleaning up the Streets

I hit the Mexican Manhattan in the first of Oct 2009. 7th biggest city in the states should have dope paint, but it appears the city is trying to clean up the city, so most of the paint I found were white washes over previous work (I found tons of these above). Below are some of the none covered up pieces, nothing great, but after 3 days of hunting, that was all I found.

Bunnies and Dragon

Around the Broadway and 39th area in KC. Bunnies and Dragons.

Kool Aid

now it is a party

The Mess

I've been volunteering at The Mess for the last couple of months. It's run through Youth for Christ and teaches art to homeless and at risk youth downtown. They meet every Wednesday at First Christian Reformed Church on Talbot street. An open meal is served at 5:30pm and the art kicks off at 6:30. And the other day I made #6 on thier newsletter.

"6. the Wall was officially unveiled last night. After 3 weeks of training by local graffiti artist Richard (tag name “Battle”) Phillips, we opened up a “free wall.” This is a place where we can learn, practice, and express ourselves (legally) through spray paint. Over 20 people added their painting voice to create the art you see on the left. We will be doing this weekly at the Mess."

They really like me at Youth For Christ and the director asked a staff member to put out a feeler to see if I'd be interested in working for them. I like my current job but I'm still gonna try and be a part of whats going on at YFC (just not in a 40 hour work week way). On a side note the director knows Joel Stigale who I worked with in New York a few weeks ago.

Piece #61 part 2

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests
Luke 2:14
Painted with Static

Ig hurst ta chew

A while ago I met this writer... for the sake of annonimity call him "Dave" (dave is not his real name). I saw him again a month ago and he was real ticked off at me, it turns out I had gone over one of his tags on a wall and he was upset. I appologized but he wouldn't accept it and said he was goin to start destroying my work and the work of the people who were writing with me that day. I appologized again and told him he could go over me but to leave the other guys alone. He didn't really want to talk to me and left. He came back a little while later with a jug of silver paint and splashed it over some of my work while we were painting and said "there's plenty more where that came from".
We finished up, took pictures left and in a few days my piece was splashed with silver paint but thankfully thiers were left alone. So a week later I go back and paint over one of the destroyed pieces and write "love your enemies" next to it. A few days after that I go back to the same spot and start painting annother piece because the guy I was with wanted to paint there. Well we start laying out our paintings and who should come by but "Dave". Dave does not want to talk Dave wants to fight. I explained that I meant no disrespect but he grabbed me by the throught anyways. I was thinking of fighting back at that point but suddenly something popped into my head and said "do not resist an evil man". Dave threw me on the ground and kicked me. I told him I wasn't going to fight him and he stomped on my head and pushed me into a bird crap puddle (that part was gross). I got up and tried to talk it out with him but everything I said made him more upset. He came after me again I started walking away and he punched me from behind in the side of the head. I told him I still love and respect him. He told me to get out of the alley and not come back. I was still trying to talk it out with him when the guy I was painting with (who was pretty silent up untill that point) said "lets just go" we packed up our stuff and left. I've never felt so good after getting hit. I felt a strange peace while I was getting hit and I felt good about what went on that day. The only down side is that it hurts to chew.

Piece #69

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves
Romans 12:10

Piece #68

Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
Matthew 22:37

Left to right: Me, Static and Reber

AuGGust 2009 walls

with Amp, Cowboy, Sonz, Pyksy and Camer

with pyksy

with cowboy

at the oasis:

with Cowboy, Camer, Pyksy and Amp

Piece #67

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34:14
left to right: &&&, static, me, doc and bif.

Piece #66

My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Psalm 62:7

More KC around 39th and Broadway

These are from two different sides of one building.

Blazefest 2009

I'm not going to break it down day by day but immediately following the trip to Saskatchewan my lovely wife Tara and I drove to Schenectady NewYork where I taught graffiti lessons all week as part of an outreach with youth for christ called blazefest. This is the 3rd or 4th year that I've been out and it was a great week of ministry and painting. Back from previous years were Rayski, Bam Bam, Ms. Natalie and the YFC crew along with some new instructors Verbs, DJ promote, Craig Nice the incredible MC, B-Girl Stella, B-boy kiddoh, Minus1 fdc, and Joel Stigale. It was a lot of fun Minus helped me teach graffiti and it was great to meet up with DJ promote who is also a graffiti writer and was one of the guys I looked up to when I started writing graffiti. durring the days I taught high school and middle school kids the art of graffiti and respect for property and at night we went around to different neighbourhoods in Schenectady and had kind of like a concert and preaching time it was really cool. Joel thought I was gonna get myself shot when I painted over some gang graffiti, Tara danced up a storm, kids got saved, and they gave me free paint at the end. What else can you ask for? Oh yeah, no bad press... Check!


From down an alley and over a fence around Broadway and 40th in KC.

KC tagz

These are from around the 40th and Broadway Area

Lawrence Roof-Top Paint

I was sitting in a coffee/pastry joint in Lawrence and while spacing off, I see paint on top of a building a few blocks over. I am afraid of heights, and the fuzz, so I had to take this from a distance.

Saskatchewan Trip: Day 9

The rain had come down last night and ruined alot of what we had been working on but the guys had to leave so I agreed to do my best to fix what was ruined, we ran out to a paint store got some grey paint and I started working right up until it was time to catch my flight out. We left straight from the wall to the airport and took a non stop flight back to toronto which arrived at midnight where my buddy Jamie picked us up and I drove from Toronto back to London that night.