I strive to incorporate and build on the existing environment
with my site-specific stencil works.

It's a fun challenge I take upon myself to explore a new city and seek out these overlooked spaces within any given city.

I have an exponentially increasing desire and interest in these stencil works.

Take a look and enjoy.

daytime...

London, england

night time...

London, England
Day time stencil.

London, England

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Close up detail

London, England

It took nearly 7+ months searching the streets at night for a fixed shadow that was positioned perfectly against a wall.
The break dancer stencil comes to life at night.
I am attracted to the concept that the stencil and it's context can change literally from day to night.

London, England

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Timing is everything.

London, England

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24% DESEMPLEADOS Translates into English 24% UNEMPLOYED.
Spain is the Eurozone's 4th largest economy, however one in four people in Spain are unemployed.

Zaragoza Spain

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One of the many unemployment queues in Spain.

In August 2012, Spain's unemployment rate reached 24.4%, twice the euro-zone average!
Even more shocking is the unemployment rate for those under 25 years old, is a staggering 53%!
As of September 2012 there are 4,600,000 people without jobs in Spain.

Zaragoza Spain

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An unemployment rate of 24% or 25%
puts a country about where the United States was during the 1930s during the Great Depression.

Zaragoza Spain

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The unemployment line keeps going and going and going...

Zaragoza Spain

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Still waiting to find work during the tough financial crisis in Spain

In September 2012 Spain breaks the world record and has the highest unemployment anywhere in the world!

Zaragoza Spain

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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


"THE SKOOL OF EASY KNOCKS"


"THE SKOOL OF HARD KNOCKS"

UNDESERVED PUNISHMENT IS BETTER THAN THAT WHICH IS DERSERVED
-CLASSROOM PROVERB
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LISBON, PORTUGAL


"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



The return of the street tags In my opinion enrich this piece all the more.


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USE YOUR IMAGINATION.


Can you see it?.


A LITTLE HINT TO HELP YOU.


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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK


"THE NAKED TRUTH"

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


HERE IS THE NAKED TRUTH!
THE TRUTH HURTS BUT THE TRUTH IS ALL THERE IS!
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK


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!



CUBA IS A VERY CLOSE NEIGHBOR TO HAITI.



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

Beach in CUBA


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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.


Beach in CUBA


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WATCH THE 2 DIFFERENT VERSIONS of the stencil


Estados unidos = United States in Spanish

I decided to appropriate my own stencil to take on a more political message.

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By exchanging three symbolic elements in stencil a new meaning came to life.

Exchanging the Haiti sign to Estados Unidos (U.S.A.)
exchanging the Haitian flag for the American flag and last
altering the First-aid kit to a suitcase completely changed the feel good message
to a more political message.
The new meaning is reflective of America's cuban immigration policy.


LAST YEAR I WAS TRAVELING FOR 3-MONTHS AROUND EUROPE
I SPENT 2-WEEKS IN PARIS AND ONE DAY WHEN I WAS WALKING AROUND
I FOUND THIS SPOT BUT UNFORTUNATELY I HAD JUST 1-DAY BEFORE MY FLIGHT TO ROME.

AFTER OBSERVING THE LARGE CONCRETE FRAME ON THE WALL,
IT GAVE ME A LOT OF INSPIRATION FOR SEVERAL IDEAS
ON HOW TO CREATIVELY INTERACT WITH THE UN-USED FRAME AND LOCATION.

ONE IDEA WAS TO JUXTAPOSE AND "ART THIEF" STEALING
A POPULAR PAINTING LIKE THE MONA LISA FROM THE FRAME.
I FELT THE IDEA AND SITE-SPECIFIC STENCIL WOULD INTERACT WELL
WITH THE UN-USED FRAME AND FACT THAT THE MONA LISA
IS LOCATED JUST 10-MINUTES AWAY INSIDE THE LOUVRE MUSEUM.


TIME ALWAYS CHANGES THINGS AND WITH THAT NEW SITUATIONS ARISE.
SINCE LAST YEAR I'VE NOTICED A LOT OF NEW TOPICS IN STREET ART
AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE THIEVERY OF ART WORKS IN THE STREET.
I FELT IT MORE INTERESTING AND RELATIVE TO HAVE THE ART THIEF
PORTRAYED IN THE STENCIL STEALING A PIECE OF ART THAT
ACTUALLY GETS STOLEN QUITE OFTEN.

THE ENGLISH ARTIST "BANKSY" IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR STREET ARTISTS AND
HIGHLY PUBLICIZED VICTIMS OF HIS STREET ART BEING STOLEN.
IT'S NOT BY RANDOM CHANCE THIS HAPPENS TO BANKSY'S ART
AS FIRST AND FOREMOST HE MAKES GREAT WORKS BUT ALSO DUE TO THE FACT
THAT HIS INDOOR WORKS HAVE SOLD out and in high demand.
YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT WHEN HE PAINTS OUTSIDE IN THE STREETS
HIS WORKS ARE QUICKLY SOUGHT AFTER BY THIEVES.


IT'S AN INTERESTING CONCEPT AND SOMEWHAT OF AN IRONY
AS WE THE ARTISTS AND THE THIEVES ARE BOTH WORKING IN AN ILLEGAL MANNER.
ONE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY INSPIRES ANOTHER. THE ARTIST PAINT ILLEGALLY
WITH SPRAY CANS ON A WALL, WHILE THE THIEVES JACK HAMMER
AND CHIP OFF ILLEGALLY, PAINTED WALLS, ILLEGALLY!

IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK TO A DEGREE.
I TOOK THE INITIATIVE TO COMMENT AND CREATE A SITUATION IN THE PIECE
THAT COULD MIMIC BOTH ILLEGAL ACTS SIMULTANEOUSLY,
EXECUTED HERE IN THE PAINTING AND IN THE PROCESS.


*WATCH THE VIDEO*
PARIS, FRANCE
SEPTEMBER, 2010


MANY YEARS AGO BEFORE BANKSY'S MAINSTREAM APPEAL
HE PAINTED HIS POPULAR RAT IMAGE THAT READ,
"BECAUSE I'M WORTHLESS." TIMES HAVE CHANGED AND BANKSY IS A COMMON
HOUSEHOLD NAME AS WELL AS THE INCREASED VALUE OF HIS ARTWORKS.


I FELT LIKE IT WOULD BE APPLICABLE
TO THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS
TO APPROPRIATE BANKSY'S PREVIOUS STATEMENT
TO "BECAUSE NOW I'M WORTH IT"

THE NEWLY UPDATED TWIST
IN HIS PREVIOUS STATEMENT I FEEL PERFECTLY
SUMS UP THE PAST AND CURRENT THIEVERY
OF HIS STREET WORKS.

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PARIS, FRANCE
SEPTEMBER, 2010



"A LOT OF PEOPLE NEVER USE THEIR INITIATIVE BECAUSE NO-ONE TOLD THEM TO."
-BANKSY


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PARIS, FRANCE


I WAS SEARCHING FOR A HOLE IN THE WALL

BERLIN WALL, GERMANY


SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND.

BERLIN WALL, GERMANY


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.
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BERLIN WALL, GERMANY


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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


IT MIGHT SOUND WEIRD TO MOST PEOPLE BUT SIMILAR TO A BURGLAR
waiting and OBSERVING A SPOT FOR A FUTURE HIT,
I HAD BEEN SEARCHING THE STREETS FOR OVER 9-MONTHS FOR THIS TYPE OF wire SETUP.

KINDA STRANGE HOW SUCH A SIMPLE WIRE CAN BRING SO MUCH excitement TO A PERSON.

MADRID, SPAIN


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THIS "HIT" HAD THE FOUNDATION LAID AND WITH THE CORRECT TIMING

I CLIMBED UP A LADDER REPEATEDLY A TOTAL OF 11-TIMES

EACH WITH A NEW LAYER TO MAKE THIS PIECE COMPLETE.


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THE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY "AIG" WENT BANKRUPT
DURING THE OCTOBER, 2008 STOCK CRISIS
AIG 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
$450,000,000.00 OF OUR TAXPAYER MONEY
ON LAVISH GIFTS FOR THEMSELVES AND FAMILY!
*WHAT THE FUCK!!!

AIG EXECUTIVE WITH OUR TAXPAYER MONEY!

Fucking snakes.

THE GREEDY AIG EXECUTIVE DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST...
TAKING EVERY GODDAMN THING AND HOARDING IT FOR HIMSELF.

EASTER SUNDAY,
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 TEH AIG EXECUTIVE.

EASTER SUNDAY,
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.



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

EASTER SUNDAY
CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
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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
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LISBON, PORTUGAL


*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
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"VENDEUR A LA SAUVETE" // "STREET HAWKER"


"THE STREETS ARE HARD, AND EVERYONE'S GOTTA HAVE A HUSTLE TO SURVIVE."
-TUPAC


BOTTOM OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS


EIFFEL TOWER INSTALLATION.

1 TOWER FOR 3 EUROS,
2 TOWERS FOR 5 EUROS,
5 TOWERS FOR 10 EUROS...ETC


PARIS, FRANCE


"A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!"

I SAT FOR A WHILE CONSIDERING IF I SHOULD DESCRIBE THIS PIECE
AND THE MULIT-LAYERED MEANING PORTRAYED IN THE STENCIL?!
THE STENCIL AND SYMBOLISM TAKE ON SOME VERY HEAVY CURRENT TOPICS
OF SOCIAL, RACIAL, AND POLITICAL ISSUES, JUST TO NAME A FEW.
I DECIDED IT'S BEST FOR YOU THE VIEWER TO
INTERPRET AND DECIPHER WHAT ISSUES YOU FEEL FROM IT.

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PARIS, FRANCE


ART HAS THE AMAZING ABILITY TO BE INTERPRETED
ON A RANGE OF 1,000+ DIFFERENT MEANINGS DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK!
SOME OF YOU LOOKING AT THIS PIECE MIGHT FIND THIS PIECE OFFENSIVE,
CONSTRUCTIVE, POLITICAL, IRONIC, OR JUST PLAIN STUPID.
I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO WATCH THE VIDEO AND COMMENT
ABOUT YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THIS STENCIL AND THE ISSUES PORTRAYED.

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PARIS, FRANCE


I'LL BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU (AND THOSE LESS FORTUNATE TO HAVE MET ME)
THAT I HAVE SOME SERIOUS ADDICTION "PROBLEMS."
DEALING WITH ADDICTION IS NOT ALWAYS EASY!
BEING HONEST WITH ONESELF AND TO NOT BE IN DENIAL ABOUT
SUCH PROBLEMATIC ISSUES IS THE 1st STEP TO RECOVERY.



WHEN HITCHHIKING IT'S BEST TO "CATCH" AT HIGHLY TRAFFICKED ROADS.
NO CARS = NO RIDE SO PAINTING THIS STENCIL IN FRONT OF A BUSY INTERSECTION'S TRAFFIC LIGHT
WAS HYPER RISKY FOR THE 11 COLOR STENCIL,
BUT THEN AGAIN SO IS HITCHHIKING SO IT ONLY SEEMED PAR FOR THE COURSE.
THE FUN PART WAS THE :30 SECONDS OR SO WHEN THE CARS WOULD STOP
AT THE RED LIGHT AND WATCH IN SHOCK,
THEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND THEY DROVE OFF.
I PLAYED THE ODD'S THAT ONE OF THOSE CARS WOULDN'T BE A COP CAR.

*DANKE SCHON "JUST" FOR THE PHOTO


BERLIN, GERMANY


I MUST ADMIT NOW THAT I AM ADDICTED TO TRAVELING AND PAINTING!

I JUST CAN'T STOP DOING EACH AND WHEN I TRY TO STOP FOR SMALL
AMOUNTS OF TIME I GO EVEN CRAZIER THAN I ALREADY AM DIAGNOSED WITH.
THIS STENCIL WAS MORE OF A PERSONAL WAY FOR ME TO ACKNOWLEDGE TO MYSELF (AND YOU)
MY ADDICTION PROBLEMS.

NOVEMBER, 2010
BERLIN GERMANY
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THIS PIECE IS AN HONEST REFLECTION OF WHAT MATTERS
TO ME IN MY LIFE AND WHY I LIVE EACH DAY.
THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING IN THE WORLD TO ME THAN GOING
TO A NEW CITY AND PAINTING A FRESH WALL.
ENJOY THE HUMOUR AND HAVE A GOOD LAUGH ON ME.

NOVEMBER, 2010
BERLIN, GERMANY
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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.
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CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
VALENTINES DAY, 2009

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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!
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ROME, ITALY
2009


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


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ROME, ITALY



THIS SPANISH FLAMENCO GUITARIST PLAYS IN A SOMBER MOOD
AND IS ANTICIPATING HIS MUSIC WILL ENTICE HIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTERPART TO DANCE.
THUS HELPING "EASE HIS TEARS"

MADRID, SPAIN




THE FEMALE FLAMENCO DANCER IS VULNERABLE
AND DEPENDENT ON THE GUITARIST'S MUSIC
THAT WILL "TEASE HER EARS" AND EVOKE HER TO DANCE.




THE BALANCE OF BOTH THE MALE AND FEMALE
AND THEIR EXCHANGE BETWEEN EACH OTHER ARE BOTH
FRAGILE AND BEAUTIFUL TO SAY THE VERY LEAST

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