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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2009 05:39:26 PM »

i triple love your work.
it's gorgeous.
-- funny story - my fourth-grade son loves art and spends a lot of time looking at art books and going to museums and galleries. and his art teacher explained that in the middle ages, nudity in art represented truth and our divine nature. so now when he sees a naked lady in a painting, he'll say - there's some lady showing her truth. i get such a kick out of it every time he says it!


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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2009 06:01:07 PM »

Your pieces are awesome, the lucky cat is definitely my favorite.

You have a great eye...you should consider a career in graphic design. You're a natural.

heh, awww thanks.
i actually am a graphic designer.
went to school for it and everything.

i guess that's good if it shows!
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2009 02:02:00 AM »

again, i love the colours you use...and your art is amazing! my fave is def the luck kitteh....another request to come to my hometown (london, england) and colour it up please  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2009 03:43:53 AM »

Love it all - especially the lucky cat.
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2009 06:19:03 AM »

-- funny story - my fourth-grade son loves art and spends a lot of time looking at art books and going to museums and galleries. and his art teacher explained that in the middle ages, nudity in art represented truth and our divine nature. so now when he sees a naked lady in a painting, he'll say - there's some lady showing her truth. i get such a kick out of it every time he says it!

Aren't kids amazing? You should send that little story in to parents magazine or something!

Back on topic: I love your artistic style... your girlies are cute...
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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2009 07:20:05 AM »

I can really appreciate the talent you have, and encourage you to continue your path towards becoming an artist.

However, I do have one caveat to this, and I'm sure this will not be the popular post. Please, take it in the spirit it is given.

What you're doing is not only illegal, but costing taxpayers money. So I therefore cannot condone your choice of canvas.

There are so many other constructive ways you and your friends could create and display your art that would benefit both you, and the public who would like to see them.

Join with local artists groups, galleries and the like to do this in a legal, permanent setting. What you have admitted here is a felony, and has cost some cities in the MILLIONS of dollars to remove.

Personally I would like those dollars to go to something more constructive, and useful. Like education, road repair, teacher salaries, child welfare programs, etc.
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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2009 07:29:49 AM »

 
I can really appreciate the talent you have, and encourage you to continue your path towards becoming an artist.

However, I do have one caveat to this, and I'm sure this will not be the popular post. Please, take it in the spirit it is given.

What you're doing is not only illegal, but costing taxpayers money. So I therefore cannot condone your choice of canvas.

There are so many other constructive ways you and your friends could create and display your art that would benefit both you, and the public who would like to see them.

Join with local artists groups, galleries and the like to do this in a legal, permanent setting. What you have admitted here is a felony, and has cost some cities in the MILLIONS of dollars to remove.

Personally I would like those dollars to go to something more constructive, and useful. Like education, road repair, teacher salaries, child welfare programs, etc.

You have such talent! I'm with HSG though.  This is a tremendous burden to municipalities.  Graffiti, contributes to the sense of creeping blight, hopelessness, and lawlessness in a community.  Money spent on graffitti removal could even go to supporting arts in the community and in the schools.

Keep working on your talent!  I'm rooting for your success as a graphic designer.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2009 08:55:53 AM »

Despite being illegal, there's a kind of unwritten code that most writers follow.

No writing on school/churches/personal property.
No writing racist or hateful things.
No beefing (destroying) others work.
Putting up good stuff!

I know its illegal, but honestly, the cities spend MILLIONS trying to fight each and every cause they have.
I'm not saying that I'm right, I guess I just don't worry much about taxpayers dollars cleaning up my graff.
Reason being, my tax dollars go to help unwed teen mothers, junkies, criminals in jail, pollution caused by cars I dont drive/utilize, etc, etc, and a whole bunch of other stuff i never really reap the rewards of.

I don't get pissed off when my stuff gets buffed/beefed, its a risk you run when painting.

Another reason I don't worry much, is because like here on the board, the feedback is pretty positive.
Graff is something that runs in me. It's started out as a silly new obsession and 5 years later I know it's not going to go away whether I get booked or not.
I don't go out to try and piss people off, I go out because there's something pretty awesome about a full backpack full of paint, walking around on a nice day, then finding a chill spot and setting up to do a piece.

The other upside is that the graff community is huge and pretty tightknit.
People post flicks of graff they see, and sometimes you can see your work crop up on the net, which means that other people are seeing it and enjoying it as well.

A lot of people date their work, as well as roll with crews that change up over time.
You can tell a lot of graff history on certain walls, going back years and years.

And you can have a whole crew of friends that you only refer to as their writer name.
There's so much culture in the graff community, I can't help but get into it.
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Sooo basically, I just try to keep what I put up good, something that not only I like, but that others will see as a neat artistic addition to the community, not a stupid "homos are gay" or "my penis for prez" or whatever else is around.

I understand the concern, but I gotta be honest, you won't change my mind.
(and i mean that in the nicest way possible)
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PS. I've done a few legal graff jams as well, and a lot of them will only accept writers on their past portfolio of graff. Almost all writers who have gone on to carve a successful career have started off illegally.
I mean, think of the Obama campaign.
Kind of crazy that a person started out doing something completely illegal, costing cities wayyyy more than I ever have, goes on to do the art campaign for the new president...

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« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2009 09:11:23 AM »

Your work looks great!

I loved the graffiti project I taught in my art lessons and it was always the kids favourite. Very thought provoking project for them too that crossed lots of subjects. It's a shame it was only a paper based project. Some of the kids could have produced some fantastic work on the school building! Cheesy

There are lots of towers and industrial buildings here (Sevilla, Spain) which artists have been asked to graffiti and they're amazing! A huge stretch of wall by the river has some beautiful work too and it's great that it's left there untouched. It's far better than the concrete walls!

In the UK I know there have been a few instances where Banksy's work has increased the value of property Grin
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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2009 09:36:25 AM »

I think its beautiful, and I'd rather look at this then "legal" advertisements and billboards containing capitalistic trash and vanity. This is Art. The normal, "acceptable" scenery in most Citys feels like trash to me. Cold, impersonal, and does not contribute anything to the City. They instead promote things like greed (gambling), liquor, and materialism.
This however, has a certain heart to it. Every Artist I have ever known does this because they love it. Not because it's illegal.
Your work is beautiful, and I believe it truly enhances the city you live in.
If the City chooses to sterilize it self and spend money covering up the only real art it has, then so be it. They're just creating a new canvas for someone else.
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