CUT IT OUT

WRITING ON WALLS DATES BACK TO PRE-HISTORIC CAVE MEN.
EVERY RACE OF HUMANS HAVE THE INNATE TENDENCY TO WRITE ON WALLS.
EVEN OUR VERY FIRST LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS CHILDREN
IN SCHOOL TRAIN AND TEACH US TO WRITE ON WALLS.

CAN YOU BLAME US AS WE GET OLDER THAT WE KEEP DOING IT?

LISBON, PORTUGAL
2008


"THE SKOOL OF EASY KNOCKS"


"THE SKOOL OF HARD KNOCKS"

UNDESERVED PUNISHMENT IS BETTER THAN THAT WHICH IS DERSERVED
-CLASSROOM PROVERB
*WATCH THE VIDEO*
LISBON, PORTUGAL
2008


"LAWS ALONE CAN NOT SECURE FREEDOM OF
EXPRESSION: IN ORDER THAT EVERY MAN PRESENT HIS
VIEWS WITHOUT PENALTY THERE MUST BE SPIRIT
OF TOLERANCE IN THE ENTIRE POPULATION."
-Albert Einstein



"PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT"

*WATCH THE VIDEO*


AGE DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM LOVE,
BUT LOVE, TO SOME EXTENT, PROTECTS YOU FROM AGE.

VALENTINES DAY, 2009
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.



LOVE IS IN THE AIR




IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED,
JUMP, JUMP, JUMP AGAIN.


MANY OF YOU WILL AGREE THAT THE "FIRST LOVE" AS CHILDREN WAS FOUND ON THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND.
INNOCENCE OF TRYING TO GRAB A HOLD OF THE 1ST LOVE.
*WATCH THE VIDEO*
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
VALENTINES DAY, 2009

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I WAS SEARCHING FOR A HOLE IN THE WALL

BERLIN WALL, GERMANY
2009


SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND.

BERLIN WALL, GERMANY
2009


I NEEDED A HOLE IN THE WALL
TO GIVE MORE IMPACT AND SYMBOLISM TO THE PIECE


JUMP


THIS YEAR MARKS THE 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BERLIN WALL FALLING
ENJOY THE SYMBOLISM, IRONY AND GESTURE OF UNITY FROM THE EXTENDING ARM
REACHING THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE WALL OFFER FLOWERS TO THE OTHER SIDE
"BRIDGING THE DIVIDE" BETWEEN THE EAST AND WEST SIDES OF BERLIN.
*WATCH THE VIDEO*
BERLIN WALL, GERMANY
2009


*WATCH THE VIDEO*


MY FRIEND "JUST" FROM BERLIN SENT ME THIS PHOTO
1 WEEK AFTER I PAINTED THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL STENCIL: BRIDGE THE DIVIDE.
I CAN ONLY ASSUME THIS PIECE PISSED OFF SOME PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE
IT WAS THE ONLY ONE PAINTED OVER.
PERHAPS I SHOULD STOP BEING SO POLITICAL AND START STENCILING MR. POTATO HEADS.

BERLIN WALL, GERMANY
2009


The American Insurance company AIG went bankrupt, and was the largest government bailout
of a private company in the history of the United States!
The American taxpayer money bailed out AIG,
and in return the AIG executives decided to spend over $450,000,000.00 on gifts for themselves?!

AIG EXECUTIVE WITH OUR TAXPAYER MONEY!

The greedy AIG executive doing what he does best, taking everything for himself.

EASTER SUNDAY, 2009
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

The Easter "AIG" hunt was in full swing and you can tell
these kids were also upset by the greed of the AIG executive.

EASTER SUNDAY, 2009
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.



"DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN 1 BASKET"
-Old Farmer proverb.

EASTER SUNDAY, 2009
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
*WATCH THE VIDEO*



USE YOUR IMAGINATION.


...A LITTLE HINT TO HELP YOU.


"THE NAKED TRUTH"

DON'T BE SHY!
TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE CURTAIN
TO FIND THE "NAKED TRUTH"

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
JUNE, 2009




COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
JUNE, 2009


HERE IS THE NAKED TRUTH!
THE TRUTH HURTS BUT THE TRUTH IS ALL THERE IS!
*WATCH THE VIDEO*
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2009



CUBA IS A VERY CLOSE NEIGHBOR TO HAITI.



THE RECENT EARTHQUAKES IN HAITI KILLED MORE THAN 230,000 PEOPLE.

THE QUAKES ALSO WOUNDED OVER 300,000 AND LEFT 1,200,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT A HOME!


THIS YOUNG CUBAN BOY IS ABOUT THE EMBARK AND HELP HIS NEIGHBOR

CUBA
FEBRUARY, 2010


*WATCH THE VIDEO*


THE SURVIVORS OF THE HAITI EARTHQUAKES NEED ALL THE HELP
AND RESOURCES THEY CAN GET. PLEASE GET INVOLVED AND HELP DONATE
TO SEND MORE AID, FOOD, WATER, AND RESOURCES TO THE VICTIMS.


CUBA
FEBRUARY, 2010

*WATCH THE VIDEO*

KNOCKING ON DEATH'S DOOR.

"COURAGE IS BEING SCARED TO DEATH, BUT SADDLING UP ANYWAYS!"
-JOHN WAYNE

ABANDONED CHRISTIAN MONASTERY
IN THE SOUTH OF ITALY
2008



BEWARE OF THE DOOR WITH TOO MANY KEYS!
-Proverb

*WATCH THE VIDEO*

WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS IN NEED?

EVERY DAY I WALKED BY THIS SPOT THIS HOMELESS LADY WAS
SITTING IN THE SAME PLACE BEGGING FOR MONEY.
I FOUND IT SADLY IRONIC THAT JUST 6 FEET TO THE SIDE OF HER THERE WAS
A BANK ATM MACHINE WHERE PEOPLE WERE LINING UP TO WITHDRAW MONEY.
THE OBVIOUS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CLASH INSPIRED ME TO MAKE THIS PIECE.

RI >>>CHPOOR
(STEALING FROM THE RICH AND GIVING TO THE POOR)

THE GOOD INTENTION EXCUSES THE BAD ACTION
-PORTUGUESE PROVERB
*WATCH THE VIDEO*
LISBON, PORTUGAL
2008


*THANK YOU TO THE 250 PEOPLE THAT BOUGHT THIS PRINT
AND SUPPORTED THIS BENEVOLENT NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISER!

100% OF ALL PROFITS WERE DONATED TO THE HOMELESS SHELTERS
*LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUNDRAISER*

THE AMERICAN BANK "WASHINGTON MUTUAL" WAS BY FAR
THE LARGEST BANK FAILURE CAUSED BY THE OCTOBER STOCK CRASH.

WITH MANY BANKS AND COMPANIES GOING BANKRUPT WITHIN DAYS
THE "FINANCIAL SHIP" WAS SINKING AT A FIERCE RATE.
THE BRICKS IN THE WALL SETUP THE PERFECT BAR GRAPH
TO ILLUSTRATE THIS STEEP ECONOMIC DOWNFALL.
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
OCTOBER 2008


WATCHING THE FIRST DOMINO FALL...

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
OCTOBER 7TH, 2008



THIS IS WHAT THE BAR GRAPH LOOKED LIKE ON WALL STREET


This is what the WALL looked like, ON THE STREET!

...ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO THE DRAIN!!!

OCTOBER 2008,
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
*WATCH THE VIDEO*



IF I TOLD YOUT THE STORY AND HISTORY ABOUT THIS WALL
I'M AFRAID YOU WOULD NEVER BELIEVE ME?!?

TO BE FAIR AND HONEST, IF SOMEONE WERE TO TELL ME THE SAME STORY
I WOULDN'T BELIEVE THEM EITHER!

ROME, ITALY
2009


I FOUND THIS "GLADIATOR" IN FRONT OF THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM
WHERE HE WAS ASKING 5 EUROS FROM TOURISTS TO TAKE A PHOTO WITH HIM.
I BARGAINED WITH HIM AND GOT WAY MORE THAN WHAT I PAID FOR.

*I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
*WATCH THE VIDEO*
ROME, ITALY
2009


WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO!
-Graffiti proverb


*WATCH THE VIDEO*
ROME, ITALY
2009


A LOT OF SHADY CHARACTERS ARE WAITING FOR THEIR DAY IN THE SUN.


FREIGHT YARD, CALIFORNIA. U.S.A.
2003


"MOST FOLKS ARE ABOUT AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE UP THEIR MINDS TO BE."
-Czech Proverb


SAN DIEGO ZOO
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
2003



This Spanish Flamenco guitarist plays in a somber mood
and is anticipating that his music will make the woman dance
thus helping EASE his TEARS.

MADRID, SPAIN

JUNE, 2009



The Female Flamenco dancer is dependent on the guitarist
to play music that will TEASE her EARS make her dance.



The relationship and co-dependency of both characters in need of
the others interaction to find happiness is both sensual and vulnerable.

*WATCH THE VIDEO*


I have been searching for over 9-months for this situation!!


MADRID, SPAIN


JUNE, 2009


I finally found what I was looking for.
This character and piece completes the Ears, Tears, & Fears Word-play.


*WATCH THE VIDEO*



SWANS ARE OFTEN A SYMBOL OF LOVE OR FIDELITY
BECAUSE OF THEIR LONG-LASTING MONOGAMOUS RELATIONSHIPS.



FEBRUARY, 2009
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.


TRYING TO KEEP THESE STENCILS DRY, YET AS CLOSE TO THE WATER LEVEL AS POSSIBLE
WAS NOT THE ONLY CHALLENGE. TRYING TO PAINT WITH KNEE HIGH WATER BOOTS
ON WHILE STANDING IN THE COLD RIVER WAS.

LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO CRAZY THINGS.
*WATCH THE VIDEO*


THE JOKER


JOHN McCAIN

I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU BUT I FIND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATE JOHN McCAIN TO HAVE A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE
TO THE "JOKER" FROM BATMAN.


JOHN McCAIN IS A JOKER!

HALLOWEEN WAS JUST 4 DAYS BEFORE THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.
OHH HOW SCARY...


TRICK OR TREAT...


THIS LITTLE BATMAN IS IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE.




TRICK OR TREATING AT THE McCAIN's

*WATCH THE VIDEO*
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
OCTOBER 31st, 2008


PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THESE LEAVES TO FALL...

"40 DAYS BEFORE"

CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
"FALL" 2008


...40 DAYS AFTER!


"FALL LEAVES WHEN LEAVES FALL"

CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
"FALL" 2008


THE SYMBOLISM OF LIFE AND NATURE CYCLES BETWEEN
THE OLD MAN AND THE FALLEN LEAVES.
EVERYTHING IN LIFE HAS IT'S BIRTH/DYING CYCLE.

*WATCH THE VIDEO*
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
"FALL" 2008


THE YOUNG GIRL IN THE LEAF PILE
REPRESENTS THE "REBIRTH" CYCLE OF LIFE WITH THE
"SPRING" SEASON TO START AFTER WINTER.

NOVEMBER
2008
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.


PREVIOUS TO THE EURO THIS WAS PRINTED ON THE FRENCH FRANC, "JE SEME A TOUT VENT"
(I SOW WITH THE WIND) THE POPULAR FRENCH SAYING WAS THE PERFECT MATCH
FOR THIS SITE SPECIFIC STENCIL AND ARROW KITE INSTALLATION.
THE YOUNG GIRL FLYING HER "ARROW KITE" IN THE PARISIAN WIND.

AUGUST
2009
PARIS, FRANCE


THE ARROW KITE SHE IS FLYING FROM ACROSS THE STREET!

*WATCH THE VIDEO*
AUGUST
2009
PARIS, FRANCE


ANOTHER NICE VIEW OF PARIS FROM "ABOVE"

*WATCH THE VIDEO*
AUGUST
2009
PARIS, FRANCE


A CELEBRATION TOAST TO THE NEW, 2009 YEAR.

JANUARY 1ST, 2009.
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A


TRADITIONALLY WHEN A NEW YEAR IS
ENDING/STARTING THERE IS SYMBOLISM BETWEEN
"FATHER TIME" AND "BABY NEW YEAR."
BABY NEW YEAR IS ALWAYS DRESSED IN
A DIAPER, BLUE SASH AROUND HIS BODY,
AND TOP HAT.
THIS "BABY" IS MISSING THE BLUE SASH
BUT GETS EXTRA BONUS POINTS FOR
HIS BEER AND GLASSES!


"BABY NEW YEAR" ASKS THE QUESTION
WILL 2009 BE A "BANG" OR A "BUST" YEAR..?

*WATCH THE VIDEO*
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
JANUARY 1ST, 2009


TIME WILL ONLY TELL WHAT UNFOLDS IN 2009...

CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
JANUARY 1ST, 2009



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