Wednesday, December 28, 2005

off erdman avenue

first we stopped to get donuts and coffee on orleans streeet. then pat & i squeezed into bill's pick up and headed out to the erdman avenue yard. it was the first time i had been out in awhile. we mostly did tags-- just wanting to get out in the night air and be alone in the yard. after some time a train pulled in and a man swinging a lantern came walking through the yard on the other side of the cars from where we were. so we cut out. not many people know it but, there is a fountain of youth buried beneath the steel rails in a train yard.

Sunday, December 25, 2005


brian and i hung this piece a few winters back. the building, now gone, was just a shell of an old garage. i cut the stencil then we painted it on wood and screwed into the boarded up space.
it was fun-- but that was back when our lives were less complicated.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2005

mr casby

this is an old one but sometimes its good to look back. a friend of mine had a book of portraits of various people. this one was adapted from a photo of william casby, one of the last survivors of that horrible plague of slavery to come out of the south.
the photo was taken in the 60's. i recreated it in the late 90's on some metal doors that i buffed yellow first.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

my man rich

i have to give credit to an old friend of mine who always kept me motivated and still does. rekenshit 104. it was through him that i was introduced to baltimores world of graffiti and thats where my story began.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sunday, December 11, 2005

go down hannah

inspired by a song i heard by lightnin hopkins.
the hats and clothing are cut out of paper, the rest is spray paint. its on an old piece of metal i found outside of work when we moved into the new space.

for nina

sometimes its nice to break away from the routine. for this piece the only color i cut out was the black. the rest i painted in by hand. its from a photo of nina and her mother.

steppin out

this was an experiment. i wanted to see how well wheatpaste worked in cold weather. it seems to be okay.

Friday, December 09, 2005

winter in america

the theme for these pieces was inspired by the current state of affairs in america and the overtaxation of the poor and rising heating costs. the style itself was inspired by the woodcuts of the german expressionists and ny artists swoon, and josh macphee. all posters are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will go to HEAP to help people pay for heat this winter. you can order them by contacting me at thanks!