Posted on April 15, 2018
Graffiti will always have a place in my heart. When I was younger and in grade school I will draw the names of my peers on notebook paper and sell it to them for $1. In highschool, I learned what a black book was. Every lunch period all the guys will take out their books, the lunch tables will be covered in markers, and everyone will trade books, drawing and hitting them up. After high school I found my scene with a small graff crew, and it was spray painting season from there on out.
Though I don’t dabble anymore, since I have grown to exercise the freedom of finding different canvases—like I mentioned before, graffiti lives in my soul. When I saw the invitation for one of my friend’s work that will be displayed, I didn’t even ask questions. I knew I had to go, and just ‘pop up’ and that I did. I haven’t seen them in a couple of years, so I decided to stay quiet, jump on the Metro North and find my way to Connecticut.
The show was great and I had the pleasure of not only reconnecting with old friends, but making new ones as well.
Thanks again for having me!
Posted on April 16, 2012
Remember when I posted that I was painting in Queens. and couldn’t show you what I was working on?
Well, here goes…
Xmen started off as a graff crew but has expanded into so much more. From helping the youth with many art programs, charities, donations for Kids who don’t have supplies for school, toy donations for foster kids for Christmas and so much more. Xmen is just a “feel good” community filled with many talented artists. Running the show is Tatu, who’s birthday has just recently passed.
Though I wasn’t able to make it to the birthday celebration, Zacto the sweetheart that he is was planning a heartfelt gift for Tatu which required help from the whole team.
A black book, first 4 pages with Tatu’s graff life story. How he started, how he got his name, people he’s met, spots he’s hit. The rest of the book filled with stickers from the team. ( Which we all had to mail t to Zacto ) I of course mailed a few, but I also had the chance of sketching something out for him.
The lovely Sabrina recorded the special moment for me and for all of you to see.
Here’s the whole book for you guys to see.( click on any image to make larger )
See more of Sabrina’s work here.