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In Search of Petal Blocks

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2015- Experimenting with spraycans on a van

2015- Experimenting with spraycans on a van

I've been searching for my own style since I got back from touring Europe in 2014.  I wanted something that would be unique to me but easily recongnizeable by my audience. This new style needed to be highly adaptable to any environment or concept. The beginning of 2015 is when I discovered the early stages of my new style. I named it Petal Blocks.

Petal Blocks are my interpretation of Nature. While mankind may be destroying the world, nature is continuing to thrive. It will exist in new ways. It will evolve past humans who can not live harmoniously in this echo system. This concept came about organically from my doodles. The arcs and lines of my fluid thoughts formed symbols to identify my native land, Northern California. The suns, clouds, leafs, mountains, and waters are morphed into compositions that follow the graffiti letter art form. Shading, 2-D & 3-D, outlines, are the parameters for exploring my conversation with Mother Earth. Graffiti and nature, both find the balance between structure and free form. As I try to find my own balance within this modern society, I try to exist like the nature I depict- fluid, vibrant, and persistent. For in the end nature wins, always.

Oakhella

So the homies and I got together and decided to host a music festival in our community garden. After some deliberation and a few cease and desist emails, we came up with the name Oakhella. 

The  inspiration for the design came from the album artwork of "The Low End Theory". Instead of Oakhella, it was going to read "The Lower Bottoms" with the map of the neighborhood incorporated into the form. I decided to rock with "OAKHELLA" instead because it was a great opportunity to brand our event with dope artwork.

Check out info and photos at facebook.com/oakhella. Our next party is June 5th.