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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We Do Whatever We Want (and we have all the beer) (Tommy Guerrero)

We Do Whatever We Want (and we have all the beer) (Tommy Guerrero)
pencil, ink, and acrylic on broken skate decks 
February 2013

Free Beer! Fantastic name for any band.  Free Beer was the Tommy Guerrero's skate punk band in the 80's.  Guerrero was a member of the Bones Brigade and continues to skate, make music, and create art.

Skate and Destroy (Steve Caballero)

Skate and Destroy (Steve Caballero)
pencil, ink, and acrylic on broken skate decks
February 2013 

Bones Brigadier, musician, visual artist, and icon...Cab was a member of the seminal skate punk outfit the Faction as well as several skate punk/rock bands.

Street Grinding Blues (Lance Mountain)

Street Grinding Blues (Lance Mountain)
Pencil, ink, and acrylic on found wood
January 2013

Pro-skater, Bones Brigadier, street skating innovator and creator Lance Mountain.  This piece was inspired by the stunning Bones Brigade documentary. 

The Basher Blues (Josh Gibson)





Thee Basher Blues (Josh Gibson)
acrylic and ink on wooden baseball bat mounted to found wood
May 2103
 The Babe Ruth, nay, thee John Henry of the Negro League...Josh was one of thee most powerful and all-timingest hitters of any and all leagues.  It is said the love of the game was the death of him. not being chosen to the break the color barrier broke his heart and his spirit.

Mule Suttles

Mule Suttles
ink and pencil on paper
May 2013
George "Mule" Suttles has one of the best outta of the Negro Leagues.  He was an all-star infielder and had an absolute mule kick of a bat...hence the nickname! 

Thee Spillway Blues

Thee Spillway Blues
acrylic on found wood and bottle caps
May 2013
Thee good'ol Alum Creek Damn Spillway, one of the favorite spots of my son and I to do some fishing and exploring.  We have caught a few little things, but I have heard tales of big things that lurk below the depths, but we have not caught any of these.  We have seen photos, had big aggressive strikes, and have spotted remains of large fish, but we always end up with an empty stringer...fisherman's luck I suppose, good times without the hassle of cleaning fish!

White Hedge Hog Blues (Bartok Mowry)

White Hedge Hog Blues (Bartok Mowry)
Acrylic and house paint mixed with pine needles on found cut wood and nails
May 2013

Bartok Mowry, the infamous pet of a the Mowry family.
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