Making big progress on my wall at @seawalls_ New Zealand. Another big day to come tomorrow.
Very productive first day here at @seawalls_ New Zealand. It got a bit dirty. Major shout out to my man @onurpainting And the amazing crew from @pangeaseed for working a LONG day and getting so much done. Family vibes here for sure. Now sleep.
Amazing start to @seawalls_ festival. Today we got a blessing from the local Maori tribes here in Napier NZ. One of the coolest things I've been a part of in quite some time.
Now time to start focusing on painting walls.
Cool shot of me from last year standing in the back of my dads pick-up truck in Washington DC cleaning up my 'Tin Can Telephone' mural that I first painted a year or so before that. Cheers @chris1st for sending me the photo.
Tiny details. Tiny brushes.
If you haven't checked it out yet... Head over to VantagePointRadio.com and check out this months interview with @tristaneaton... It's a good one.
And of course as always you can also find it on iTunes and Mixcloud if that's your thing.
I LOVE getting these pictures of people interacting with my work. Can't get enough of them. Keep them coming people!
Thanks @shinji8403 @lord79 @lk_laurent and @alexberlinetta for these ones.
Update from yesterday. Sneaky secret project. Just out here mess'n around. Feels good to get loose with the can and do some script for a change.
Getting started on a sneaky fun little project...
A closer view of the 5 story mural I painted in New Zealand a couple weeks back for @pangeaseed and @seawalls_
Check out my last post to get the full story behind the mural and its relation to ocean conservation.
Shout out to my model @cupcake_meg
Final shots of my mural for @seawalls_ and @pangeaseed in Napier New Zealand. This piece and project are very special to me and hold a lot of meaning and importance. The story behind the piece is below. It's a little long but I hope you'll take a moment to read it.
'Pania' is the legendary protector of the reef in local Maori folklore and is believed to live in the waters off the coast of Napier, the city where I painted her portrait. I had the great honor of meeting with some of Pania's direct descendants in the city of Napier and other local Maori historians and speak with them about the best way to depict Pania and tell her story through my mural. In working with Pangeaseed Foundation and the Sea Walls project on this mural, it was also my honor to highlight the pressing ocean conservation issue of Acidification. Due to man made climate concerns, specifically the raising CO2 levels in our atmosphere, the acidity levels of our oceans have risen and continue to rise at alarming rates killing our reefs and the delicate ecosystems around them worldwide. To illustrate this I have depicted Pania floating defiant and hopeful over her reef despite the fact that it is void of all life and she herself is dissolving from the dangerously high acid levels.
Thanks to all the Seawalls crew and volunteers and my main man @onurpainting for having my back on this wall
Missing those New Zealand sunsets already but I've got good news... We recorded a bunch of new interviews for @vantagepointradio while we were there. Look for those to roll out over the upcoming months.
Photo by my homie and NZ roommate @onurpainting
Thanks New Zealand! It's been real.
Making progress in Napier New Zealand for @seawalls_ with my portrait of local legend and Maori folklore 'Pania of the Reef'. More pictures and full explanation of this very meaningful piece coming soon.
Thank you to @pangeaseed and everyone who made this one of the best events I've been a part of.
Model @cupcake_meg / 📸 @streetlayers
Working late on a Sunday. Prepping panels.
Graphite on Bristol
On display currently at @kirkgallery in Aalborg Denmark. This series of drawings was a first step towards my current style. Before the cuts and shifts that I'm doing now there were these 'removals'. An important step in my creative process.
Tonight at @kirkgallery in Aalborg Denmark I'm showing a few pieces alongside a nice group of talented painters including some of my buddies @faith47 @nilsrva @r_o_n_e
Check it out if you're around!
We've got @TristanEaton on VantagePoint this month and it's a banger. Go to www.VantagePointRadio.com to hear the full interview or find us on iTunes.
0il acrylic and spraypaint on panel
12x12 inches (30x30cm)
Will be on display this weekend at the PowWow exhibition put on by Thinkspace Gallery at the Honolulu Museum.
Model: @mspreis 📸 @nikakramer
Throw back to this time last year workin on my solo show for Thinkspace.
For this one I painted a dancer on pieces of hardwood salvaged from an old East German dance studio floor.