“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
HARUMPH! It’s been quite some time since I’ve painted anything other than logos or perfect lines of text. The Urban Camo Seed Bomb project demands a certain photo-realistic precision and that series has ruled my brain for longer than I care to remember. “Out, damn OCD; out I say!” should be my creative mantra – in both good ways and bad.
But obsessive, anal-retentive work is better suited for gloomy winter days indoors; spring calls for more spontaneous, lively, and organic art. So in honor of the season I’ve decided to add some more delicate and painterly pieces to my seed bomb repertoire. Consider this a change of pace and an aesthetic declaration of “Fuck off winter, it’s time for sunshine!” Let me present the first additions to the Faberge Egg Seed Bomb Series. Continue reading
View Urban Camo Seed Bombs in a larger map
I love using maps to visualize data. It’s often the only method that allows me to see/think through my spatial blind spots. So of course I had to throw my Urban Camo Seed Bomb data into Google Maps to help gain perspective on future placement sites. Turns out that using Google Street View in my neighborhood is FASCINATING. I blame the rain, my various winter colds, and the resulting cabin fever for this newfound interest in digital urban explorations. Google Maps Hole!
So after thoroughly exploring the pixelated contours of this particular Map Hole I’ve found some special tidbits and interesting urban puzzles worthy of sharing. Consider this the best of the weird from Fruitvale and Google.
Instagram pictures from the block around my building. Oh Fruitvale, why must you be a dumping ground for all of Oakland’s questionable furniture and tragic bits of street dada?
The zombie apocalypse is now.
Shark vs. Jet Ski
Pedovan Still Life
I’m not sure why but I really like this tag. It’s just a silly little bit of nothingness in front of the Fruitvale BART station but it still makes me smile.
Instagram by ihazrabies
As seen on San Leandro Street – a pedo van, a birthday cake, and fireworks.