July's a crazy fun-busy month!!! Today I'm shipping work off to Chicago to participate in 2 separate group shows. The first show is at a gallery called Lotus Keep, and it's a tribute to fallen Wu-Tang Swordsman, Ol Dirt McGirt. ODB. Big Baby Jesus. Osirus. Whatever you wanna call him. Dude lived a hard, fast, crazy life. His rap sheet down at the station was longer than a suburban graduation ceremony, and he went out in a rough way. He was animated as hell, and all kinds of a character, but when i sat down to memorialize him, i couldn't help but think of how messed up he must have been, and seemingly a bit disturbed. Anyway, I thought an cut-apart tall-boy paper bag was kind of metaphoric.
The other show is at Fluevog Shoes, which is killer. My buddy Jack, who stands up front in the band Bang!Bang! lined this one up. A good friend of mine from junior high Nick Kraska rips the crap out of drums in this band, and that's how I came to know Jack. He's hilarious, furious behind the mic, and though I don't know personally, I'm sure he laces a shoe with a ridiculous amount of grace. So in keeping with my favorite themes of bad luck, rock 'n' roll, emphatic words, and Fortune 500 suckery, here are some of the pieces:
Now I'm off to LA for 2 weeks with the raddest girl in the whole entire universe. Graffiti, Art Galleries, Gooooood Food, and chillaxing in the sun.