Title: A Midnight Summer’s Dream
Spraypaint + Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Wood
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.
Title: Please Forgive the Judas
Size: 66″ x 54″
Medium: Acrylic + Spraypaint
Reflections: In life there are occasions where, in our efforts to be successful, certain events expose hidden intentions of those close to you. If your blessed enough to experience this painful insight: say a prayer for the “Judas”, thank God, and keep on moving…
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.
CMK Crew always puts together nice paint sessions in the SouthWest Side… This is my contribution to “Kompetition 2014″ outdoor graffiti exhibition
Bailly Generating Station
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.