I first meet Porous back in '83 when we were both touring in separate jazz bands. He was a well versed oboe player and had the reputation for peeing himself on stage after too many whiskey sours. I, on the other hand, had little notoriety but had been introduced to him in an awkward situation. After a late session in a smokey Turkish basement Porous came down the stairs with two beautiful blonds on both arms. He flicked his cigarette onto the face of the bartender and winked in my direction. I lost control of my oboe and nerve, never to play again- instead deciding right then and there to follow Porous's work to my death. It's 2007 now and Porous makes drawings of boobies and penises. Next year he'll probably be partying in the international space station. I'll think of playing the oboe again but know that there's no reason. -Van Edwards
There was a slice of cake awaiting MAX from Where the Wild Things Are... When I was younger I got MAX tattooed on me and after years of stuff, I realized that it wasn't actually Max, or the monsters or any of that stuff that made me love that book, it was that damn slice of cake. I am hoping to get on JTGs waiting list to get that tattoo on me. Also, it is a reference to life being pretty simple when you stop thinking about it. Piece of cake
We'll see, not many people realize just how expensive it is to update a website everyday. It takes thousands upon thousands of dollars and all of the salaries and benefits associated with it, dear lord... Besides, Evil paid me handsomely to keep his portrait up... There will be a time (soon) when the new series is released, It will kick off with a portrait I did for Dr. Dre.
I was enjoying a nice dinner at Cafe Zoetrope in North Beach when I was zapped by a large Space Station flying at 17,ooo mph above us. Not many people noticed it, so no one believed me when I said I was dying. That was one time I almost died... There are a couple more, but legally I can't say anything about them yet.
www.John Trippe and the Assholish Modern and Consistant enablers of fixation upon the arts of a new and radical age,(yet to be unveiled) without any arrogance or ragtime showcasing of individualistic corn cob pipes nor no button noses.com...AKA www.johnthesailorman.com
He is genuine and one of the most original thinkers I have ever encountered. I don't know much else. sorry.
work, fun work.
First 2 years: good grades, skateboarding every day. sober. Last 2 years: mediocre grades, skateboarding everyday, lots of grass. I ate some LSD too.
Look down and move hand with pen in it across paper. With sculptures it's a bit different, I actually use an ancient rhythmic jiu-jitsu technique... and glue.
I can act smart... i think.
Yeah, that place and that thing are fantastic, I wholeheartedly agree.
Napa... there is still enough air to breathe.
No. When I have gone I have gone to work, so we stayed free. If I go for a vacation I pay just like everyone. It's worth it. Belize is beautiful, as is Guatemala. I would go back in a heartbeat.
I'm still doing work everyday. I have been asked by the Smithsonian to create a massive collection exclusively for them. My friend Banksy and I are working on some stuff... probably won't see it for 10 years though. I will have a show at Michael Sieben's Gallery Okay Mountain in June, as well as some clothing with Crownfarmer and Blood is the New Black, but other than that, I am deciding that people don't want to see the same old things from me, at least that is what Isaac mckay-randozzi keeps telling me. He's my advisor and has informed me that my art is better off kept to myself. I pay him to keep it real. Dude knows his stuff.
Ideas are stored somewhere in my brain, and for some reason they come out when I am ready to execute. I loose pens and papers a lot, so I try not to write anything like that down. If I had a tattoo gun and some ink, I would probably try and give myself a ton of tattoos.
Outdoors is the best place for me to create. When I am inside I can't hear the signal from the Space Station at all, so it is hard to focus when indoors. My workspace has a table, a old wooden school chair, a orange glass globe light, and a bunch of ivy and string lights living harmoniously together.
Just to keep going.
CLICK HERE vo view a little video interview filmed 2/11/07 at Cafe Zoetrope in North Beach, San Francisco.
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