Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Long Time, No See.

Hello hello, my devoted and close-knit fan base. :)

It goes without saying that I haven't done any street art for months and months and months- waay too long for the poor Tucson streets to be without me. Which is why I have returned.
That, and the fact that as my ridiculously incredible and busy summer internship and fall play are now over, I feel empty inside and have nothing to devote myself to. So back to the thing I love most.....

Mother-flipping Street Art!

And since I seem to have cultivated the desire to blog about other things, you may find the occasional movie review, art+design low down, fashion shoot, photography, short film, music video, recipe, story, etc etc, and the like, on this blog. But I'm not making any promises. :)

A little something I did today...

From the rather dormant and yet still glorious You Are Beautiful project.
"You Are Beautiful is a simple, powerful statement aspiring to create moments of positive self-realization. The intention behind the message is to be received as a simple act of kindness, and innovative approach to a fundamental concept.
The vision of the You Are Beautiful campaign is to focus on the utmost truth that unites us as people: each individual is intriguing, complex and beautiful. With this realization, we are impelled to pass it along. Not following the status quo or daily norm, the objective is to look for a new manner to engage one another on a deep, meaningful level, creating a new methodology of unified social conciousness."
-from You Are Beautiful

This project has been taken up by people all over the world. It has spread in many forms- ranging from these simple stickers in the most common of places, to huge, collaborative, public installation pieces. But the message is always the same- You are, truly, beautiful.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not A City Maintained Alley Way, You Think?

I found this sign that (used to say) “Not A City Maintained Alley Way.”


So I wrote this.

You’re welcome :)

Materials and Methodology: Sharpie and a dash of rebellion.

Location: Sign by a wash behind the group of apartments by 5th at Wilmot.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just Paint (Till You Pass Out From Fumes.)

Materials and Methodology: Spray painted on the "Graffiti Wall" at Tucson High's 3rd Annual Unity Festival. Saturday, 4/17/2010.

Location: Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson AZ

Not sure how long this will be staying up, or what they're going to do with it. This was a festival to promote the Rasta Studies program and
Hispanic/Latino culture in the community.

Also, I was interviewed and photographed while painting this for a college newspaper! I am torn between not wanting you guys to find the article and discover my identity (as if you don't know already...) and welcoming the exposure it will bring. Either way, publicity is great and that's exciting.

Remember that to get a larger and more high quality picture, just click on any of the thumbnails.
Note the teddy bear included specially for my friend "Lex Luthor, Greatest Criminal Mind of All Time."

Saturday, February 6, 2010

All the Single Loners

Materials and Methodology: Black and red spraypaint, Sharpie, stencil, little brother to keep watch.

Location: Wall in the alley behind the shopping center across from Park Place Mall. You know, the one with McDonald's, the former Petland store, the karate school, Austin's ice cream parlor, a Malaysian restaurant, a bike store.... Also, if you drive up Wendrew Lane to the end of the cul de sac, you will see a little alleyway with some of those stripey poles. There's a sign that says "Syzygy this way <3" as pictured above. You should then be able to find it.

This was the very first project I did with spraypaint directly on the wall. Obviously it's not that great. The girl has wonky eyes and is floating. The guy isn't sitting on anything. The popular girl is about to fall off of her deformed football player boyfriend. Oh well, it's the thought behind it that counts.

All The Single Loners.
This is for the boy who chases after the popular girl who dates jerks- she is not good enough for you. For the girl who is totally right for this mistaken guy- let him know you are there.

You do have a soul mate. You just aren't looking in the right place. And maybe you'll find them in a week, or maybe in ten years. Maybe you know them now, and the two of you will bump into each other on the street in a decade or a month. Go for lunch and catch up.

Valentine's Day is the day to tell people how you feel! I don't give a care if you're afraid of rejection, you don't think you're good enough, or you get all flustery when you try to talk to them. Proclaim your love. Just do it.
So what if you do get rejected? Another person just did too. Go out on the town and find them.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Graffiti Is Bad

Materials and Methodology: Sharpie. Done while looking totally nonchalant, waiting for a bus, all behind the cover of my backpack, AND sitting a foot away from an Asian lady. I told you I was sneaky.

Location: Bus stop bench right by Time Market, on University Blvd and 3rd Avenue.

You guys should be proud of me for getting my titles back to being syzygys. It is harder than it looks.