Love Is…

Love IsTitle: Love Is… Tribute to Frankie Knuckles & House Music
Installation @ Side Car Gallery,Hammond, IN
Exhibition Title: ISH ASH GRAF MASH
2014

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Reflection: As a young teen in the midwest, DJ mixes in the weekends entertained me into the late night. My first recordings from the radio were on 8-tracks. I wish I still had them.

As an older teen and young adult, listening to house music while smoking a joint was ritual. The sounds truly represented the Midwest at the time.

I’d listen all night… My tribute was to Frankie Knuckles as a pioneer. I never met him. However, with his recent passing I reflected as a house head how the pulse over the airwaves that represented Chicago travelled the planet in a big way.

Peace…

Collabo with Mike Graves

Collabo in IndianapolisCollaboration with Mike Graves
Shown @ Primary Gallery
Indianapolis, IN 2013

For this piece, I wanted to capture the impressions left on me as a child watching the tags, blow ups, pieces, and wild styles roll by on the subway trains of NYC.

Moving to the Midwest, it was hard for many to picture why I was so moved by the energy of the work. Thanks to the efforts of many writers throughout the country, today, I run into people from all walks of life who enjoy watching graffiti on the freights roll by.

 

Gavit Middle School Students visit Power Plant

Gavit Middle School Visits Power Plant

November 2013
Bailly Generating Station
Chesterton, IN

Gavit Middle School Students

I always enjoy talking to our future. I provided a tour of a power plant to these fine young men. Being all young men, I peppered the tour with leadership, innovation, and ambition messages. We did a little “Write of Passage” and soapstoned our names throughout the plant.

The photograph above is of the group standing 210′ feet in the air with noting but steel grating below their “Jordans”.  They did real good adjusting to walking on the steel grating with the bottom below.