Archive for the ‘Philadelphia’ Category

Spider Circus

February 23, 2014

Spider Circus

Spider Circus

A collaboration with Ryan and Vanessa Valentine. Psychic street portrait of Ryan.

Daemon Fox

February 23, 2014

9 Tailed Demon Fox

9 Tailed Demon Fox

Philly Ghede

December 29, 2012

Ghede detail

Ghede

Gargoyle #4 – Earth

July 13, 2012

Gargoyle 4 - Earth

The final Gargoyle, of the element Earth. He seems to have elicited a very polarized response from people…some calling him “Satanic” while others expressed a sense of awe and reverence in his presence. Either way, all three of the prints of him were buffed rather quickly.

Gargoyle 4 - Earth

Gargoyle # 3 – Air

July 13, 2012

Gargoyle 3 - Air

The third Gargoyle, this one of the element Air. Inspired by Garuda and the imagery of the Thunderbirds, his wings have eyes and his feathers can be found littered all over the city, and especially near the area where he’s perched.

Gargoyle 3 - Feather Droppings

Mystére Royale

May 1, 2012

Mystére Royale

 

Resurrect Dead – Mystére Royale.  Consort of the Black Goddess with a simple message to the public: “You can’t bring your shit with you.”

 

Mystére Royale

Resurrect Dead

March 15, 2012

Resurrect Dead Detail

This is a piece about rebirth. The first of a new series…the Saints. This piece was a lot of fun to do and everyone in the neighborhood seemed to have a strong reaction to it. A guy in his delivery truck backed his truck up halfway down the block to get a better look, but the best was probably the old dude who worked across the street: “that shit is WEIRD!” Haha…yes, yes it is.

Resurrect Dead

The title of this series, “Resurrect Dead” is an homage to the Toynbee tiles and the excellent documentary of the same name.  I remember seeing the tiles at various crossroads around Philly as a kid and being drawn to their cryptic message.  It was not until hearing of the documentary that it all came back to me, and luckily a lot of the detective work had already been done.  I highly recommend checking it out for some insight into real contemporary urban mythology.

Harlequinadia

February 5, 2012

Harlequin in North Philly

While installing this one, a vagrant street man came up and asked what it is.  ”A harlequin,” I said.  ”Ha.  That’s a snake,” he replied.

 

 

Harlequin in North Philly

Gargoyle #2

January 9, 2012

The creation of this piece was quite an adventure…I’ll try to write a bit more about it at some point, but if you’re sharp you should be able to pick up on some of the method to the madness.  This one is at 19th & Chestnut.

‘Open-Air’ Gallery at 6th and Bainbridge

December 3, 2011

Elemental Priests & Mandala

 

This is a sweet little spot over at 6th and Bainbridge with lots of local artists.  It’s always cool when street artists work off each other, and the elemental priests seemed like they would fit in nicely with this mandala piece by Joe Boruchow.

Open Air Gallery