Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This has been the only piece I've done this year. What's going on?
Normally, I'm on my 5th piece by now. As an older writer with a busy schedule I consider myself active if I've rocked at least 5 walls a year. I'm slipping!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Run, Blago, Run exhibit. I had a piece in it. I'll post it when I pick it up. The show was curated by Ray Noland (CRO). It was cool. The gallery itself was too hot! A lot of the crowd was chilling outside which attracted passer bys so we got more people.
It was good finally meeting Ray Noland. I respect how he popped out of nowhere and was ready to hustle his work globally.

2 Weekends of Activities

Busy week and a half. "Unusual Suspects" was fun!
I have a lot of respect for the time/effort Pilot, Zore, Bill, and Risk put in. Thanks brothers. If you missed it; it was a perfect summer show.

Chumbly, Ish, Severe, Roos

Anti, Roos, and shorties

DJ Editkut

Tom Torluemke, Linda Dorman, Flex

Friday, July 17, 2009

CISA Studio

Local Band "Kindle @ CISA Studio

Flex and Traz have done a good job @ hosting local bands @ CISA Studio. The shows range from alternative to punk. They still haven't been apporached by any Hip Hop/Rap groups. What's up with that?

Opening Reception tonight for "Unusual Suspects" 2612 W. Nelson Chicago. 8pm

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Don't spend enough time with my mom.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Posing with locals from Guthrie neighborhood of East Chicago, IN. This wall (bldg.) was home to graffiti art since 1985. It was demolished last year for the "North Harbor Project". We called it the Maravilla Wall after Mr. Maravilla. Anyone who's painted on it is one of "Los Maravillosos". Maravilla in spanish means miracle. So I am one of the miracles!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Unusual Suspects

Title of Exhibition: Unusual Suspects

Location: 2612 W. Nelson ... Chicago, IL

on 80/94 get off on Diversey ... take a right ... left on Rockwell (1st/2nd block) ... left on Nelson
Friday, July 17th ... 8pm to 11pm ... afterset @ Lava Lounge

Artist Exhibiting: Casper, Ish, Risk,Uneek, Zore, Hyde, TSel, Flash, Kingdom, Pilot, Rooster, Thor, Poem, Traz, Flex

Monday, July 13, 2009

The new wing @ the Art Institute (Chicago, IL). Cy Twombly and Kerry James Marshall's work are my favorites.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Title: See You See It Too!
This is one of my "funk abstracts" paintings.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Title: Left For Dead

I did this piece for the "Seance" show in East Chicago. Friend bought a funeral home and wanted to rent it out as office space. CISA crew organized an exhibit to bring life in a spot associated with death and mourning.

This piece represents my perspective of how most of us from East Chicago view the city. First chance we get to move out we gone. Leaving the city for dead. It also represents those of us who make attempts to reconnect to the community and find ourselves outside the circle.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tom's Reception is tonight @ Chicago Cultural Center.

Chillin' with my son @ Cellular Field.
Great seats. 2nd row. Never been so close to the field.
Sox loss to Indians.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson songs play in the background.
As a child, there was a coolness to the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 cartoons were the bomb. 2nd only to Fat Albert. "ABC" easy as "123".
My first battle was in 6th grade while a student in Puerto Rico. It was funny I'm dancing all Hip Hop and the winner was all disco'd out.
May Allah be Pleased with Michael Jackson.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chillin' with Flash from Ol'Sku ABC Crew.
Check out the vintage CTA hardhat my man's wearing.
This photo was taken during a benefit for Kep from XMen crew.