From a small but wonderful project in Helsingør, Denmark I recently completed. The Vapnagaard Tunnel project is for a large public housing complex located on the outskirts of town. For one side of the tunnel I painted a scene relating to the natural history of the place which use to be old growth forests and the Danish King's hunting grounds. Depicted here is a king's hunt with his hounds leading away from the complex and dissipating into the surrounding area. A massive thank you to @lizsaiu for this great project and to the wonderful people of Vapnagaard.
Collaborative mural with @adnate for the @thebushwickcollective
Following the mural @adnate painted in 2015 of a Tibetan boy in Bushwick, we decided to keep that theme alive. Celebrating the Tibetan people and the survival of their culture, one portion depicts a Tibetan refugee Adnate photographed in India, with a Buddhist Mandela painted by @lastnight_collective . For my portion I chose to paint a snow leopard. Not just an important symbol of Tibet but a metaphor of the plight both the species and cultures face amid extinction and oppression. Tibet, 2nd to Syrians, are the most oppressed population in the world today. Awareness about Tibet has been raised but to little avail. The world needs increasing pressure as the amount of oppressed grow. Massive thanks to @montanacans @montanacans_usa for the paint support on this.
Working on a collaboration with my pal and crew mate @adnate at the @thebushwickcollective ! Such a good shot by @pixelatedstreets
The original of 'Crumbling As We Climb' has been framed up and is on view at @firstamendment for the group show 'Onset'. In great company with pals @vanessa_alice @caratoes @jade1rivera and a bunch more of uber talent. Show runs to Aug 17 so check it out if you are in San Fran!
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Best day of my life
On my last day in Churchill this gorgeous wall called me. I managed to put this image up that has haunted me for years now. Calling out amid extinction, the silent roar dissolving into the fog of memory. @pangeaseed @seawalls_ for making it all possible.
"The Moleskine Project VI" opens tomorrow night! Very happy to be in this group show with some really talented artists. With @spoke_art in San Francisco.
7 / 8 / 17 - 7 / 29 / 17
Spoke Art is pleased to present the sixth annual Moleskine Project, a group exhibition curated by Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff and gallery owner Ken Harman. This dynamic format-driven group exhibition spans across the globe, artistic professions, styles and media to delve into the intimacy of the artists’ sketchbook.
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@discover_churchill of my piece in Churchill! Project with @pangeaseed @seawalls_
Some more views of 'Returning To The Soil' at Fairview Elementary in Denver Colorado. Almost as happy with the backboards and rims as I am with the wall ⛹🏽 Done with the good people of @therawproject_
'Returning to the Soil'
My latest wall done with @therawproject_ out in Denver, Colorado. A really special project that works at bringing art to schools in underserved areas all across the US. Places that really need it. Doing a project like this, where art becomes a backdrop for the kids' everyday has been really important to me. One of the kids came up to me on the last day and said while looking at the piece, "She's black isn't she, I like that, she looks like me". Thanks to the people of Fairview Elementary School for making me feel so welcome.
Still probably one of my favorite projects and pieces, done with @urbannationberlin back in 2015. On the side of the now first URBAN ART MUSEUM!! I can't thank Yasha Young enough for all she has done for me and the amazing projects I've gotten to be a part of. Super proud of my Fairy Goth Mother for all the incredible things she has accomplished which come to fruition for the opening of the museum doors TODAY! It looks amazing! Process photos by the always awesome @nikakramer
From a small but wonderful project in Helsingør, Denmark I recently completed. The Vapnagaard Tunnel project is for a large public housing complex located on the outskirts of town. For the opposite side of the tunnel leading back to the complex, I based the imagery on the social history of the area. Immigration and the pursuit of peace has a deep rooted history in Vapnagaard. Groups from Turkey, Palestine and Syria are among those who have left their homes to find a place of belonging here. The references come from local residents who are descendants from or are recent migrants. Traveling through harsh conditions to find a better future, this portion of the wall speaks to the struggles of millions.
From a small but wonderful project in Helsingør, Denmark I recently completed. Exploring the theme of local natural history further, the King's hunt lead to horses galloping. The area became grazing land for wild danish horses and later farming land which hosted stables for work horses.
My finished mural for @PangeaSeed @seawalls_ Churchill
"On the Brink"
The tension between human societies and the natural environment is a reoccurring theme in my work. In a town such as Churchill, built directly on the central migration route of polar bears, this tension is not only prevalent but exacerbated.
Depicted are two scenes, a local conservation officer from the town and a flurry of Polar bears, Arctic sleigh dogs and or wolves. Instead of directly man vs nature here, it is two sides of the same coin. Both humans and endangered species are in a state of fight or flight. A heightened sense of emergency due to climate change and the long list of global issues place everything in a precarious position. In a town such as Churchill the tensions are local but the story is global.
Presented by @travelmanitoba and @kalbarteski. Special thanks to @behrpaint @montanacans_usa
To hear the full write up see @pangeaseed's post. For those that would like to know more about the Arctic sleigh dog watch the documentary "The Last Dogs of Winter" . Huge thanks to the @pangeaseed team and to the town of Churchill for an incredible adventure
Opening tonight in Detroit! Before heading to Churchill I completed a new scratch piece for the upcoming group show at @inner_state with @thinkspace_art .
Broken Timeline (Star Catcher)
A bizarre dream where the past and future collide and the cyclone of creative destruction rages. Solidified in stars, history illuminated.
Go see these tiny lines in person
・・・ 'LAX / DTW : Detroit Hustle II’ •
TONIGHT - Friday, June 30 from 6-10PM
Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI. 48207
Another detail of the latest project with @pangeaseed @seawalls_ in the subarctic region of Canada. Missing the intense beauty of Churchill and the incredible crew of artists and producers that were there.
A peek at my latest project in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world. An absolute incredible project by @pangeaseed @seawalls_ Final shots shortly!
Out here in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for something very special!
17 artists - 17 murals - 6 days - 1 cause!
Guest videographer @reidov (Winnipeg) captures the first days of this latest edition of @pangeaseed Foundation's @seawalls_ program in Churchill, Manitoba presented in collaboration with @travelmanitoba and @kalbarteski.
The artists are now all painting for a purpose and transforming forgotten landscapes. Follow along for more video updates from Reid!
Thank you to our partners @calmair @viarailcanada @behrpaint @montanacans_us @lushcosmetics @bell_mts @churchillwildsafaris @umanitoba @rbc @frontiersnorth, Ookpik Air, @lululemon, @volcom, The Northwest Company and the town and community of Churchill!
VC: @reidov - Music by @flumemusic