Saturday, June 28, 2008

NoLa RISING Art Submission


Recently I submitted a cardboard painting to the NOLA RISING Free Art Campaign. According to the NOLA RISING website: "NoLa Rising is a post-Katrina art campaign encouraging people in all faubourgs of Greater New Orleans to publicly display works of art, regardless of how simple or untutored it may seem to be, for the purpose of rebuilding and restoring the human spirit in our city. NOLA is a unique and beautiful city that has historically embraced the spirit of personal freedom that supports the growth of the artist, musician and writer ... the goal of the NoLa Rising Project is to showcase that spirit."

Many thanks to Rex Dingler for taking the photo of the woman who chose to take my painting home.

Additional photos of the free art event can be seen here:

For more information on NOLA RISING visit their blog:

Photo Credit: Rex Dingler

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Guerrilla Art - Chicago

Painting in progress
Finished painting
The paintings new owner

A couple weeks ago, fellow Kalamazoo guerrilla artist Bonus Saves and I, collaborated on our largest cardboard painting to date. The cardboard painting measures conservatively 4 foot by 8 foot. I painted the large two faced character and Bonus incorporated his blue characters.

Bonus is very active in the Chicago street art scene so he took this piece during one of his visits. As with all our art it's free for the taking. On this rare occasion the finder contacted Bonus with a photo of her new found art. In the world of guerrilla art having the finder make contact with the artist is pretty rare.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tehran Sticker Art Project

I was recently invited to submit some street art stickers for the "Tehran Sticker Combo" project. Admittedly, I'm not "into" sticker street art, but the opportunity to have my art seen on the streets of Tehran is too good to pass up. Fortunately, I have access to a full color vinyl printer/cutter.

If any artists would like to get involved, here's some addt'l info "lifted" from the flickr group:

Tehran sticker Combo Will be the Project for late july 2008 in tehran -IRAN
The project will be in two divided parts Indoor combo board and Outdoor Bombin’ the urban sildwalks .

All Street Artists Around the world are welcomed to participate the with their hand made / Printed stickers .
-Send as much as you can.
(We will keep some for “Combo Indoor” and use the rest for Outdoor combos.)
all participated artists will be listed and linked from the event page : : “coming soon”
-Please Do not send huge stickers/posters or wheatpaste.
-please add your Tag+url/Email on a paper and attach it to your pack .
Photos of Indoor and outdoor Combo + List of Participated Artists will also get published in bRAINSTORM PDF magazine issue 10 in August 2008.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Free Art Totem - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Fellow Kalamazoo guerrilla artist, Bonus Saves, braved tornado warnings and high winds to put up this "free art totem" in downtown Kalamazoo.

Artists top to bottom: Me, Me, Bonus Saves, Bonus Saves, Tigapics, Nobody, Starhead Boy, & Slurkle.

Photo Credit: Bonus Saves

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Guerrilla Art - Kalamazoo, Michigan

This is a collaboration between fellow guerrilla artist, Bonus Saves and myself. Bonus painted the blue characters and I contributed the "volleyball" characters. The art was painted on recycled cardboard and stapled into place. As always our art is free for the taking....

Photo Credit: Bonus Saves