Thursday, April 28, 2011

Eugene Shoemaker

Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona, was the first impact crater to be recognized as such. In 1957, a young graduate student named Eugene Shoemaker (later of Comet Shoemaker-Levy fame) convinced scientists that the iron fragments, a layer of broken rocks, and melted globs of soil were caused by a meteorite, not a volcano.
Happy Birthday, Buddy.

geologist,astronomer,Eugene Shoemaker
geologist,astronomer,Eugene Shoemaker

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Improv Sesh

As Downtown dog turned it's day light trappings to casualties in little Tokyo. Me and Nada headed to the north side of the river and impulsively improvised illustrations with what left over paint supplies he had and generously shared with yours truly. 15yrs after being recruited from Switzerland and 15yrs since we last painted, we got to paint this little fun festive frivolity. Had a lot of drinks and became part of an art opening... Nada's good people and I am proud to have him as part of the Amseven strange family .

nada,switzerland,amseven,amsiete,amsept,los angeles art
nada,switzerland,amseven,amsiete,amsept,los angeles art
nada,switzerland,amseven,amsiete,amsept,los angeles art
nada,switzerland,amseven,amsiete,amsept,los angeles art
nada,switzerland,amseven,amsiete,amsept,los angeles art
nada,switzerland,amseven,amsiete,amsept,los angeles art

Sunday, April 17, 2011

art in the streets

"There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless."MK
wonder woman,art in the streets,LA,yem

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


‎"When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object."
— MK
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Reposter: for those of you that keep asking.

"No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now."
Alan Watts

Sometimes the way to see ones work is to let it out of sight for a while. In the graffiti world that's the easiest part of the process. It gets painted over by the city, critiqued by other graffiti writers, now, any one trying to be an urban artist will not even think twice of going over your work. But if you happen to get a photo then you can at least have of reference to study from, a fossil if you will, to see the evolutionary and technological paths you have taken. Not to mention evidence for those fickle written histories that are often incomplete and invariably biased to some extent. There will always be a sediment for those that dig for ore, that guts of a thing, the bone marrow, an atom to actually split breath to new half lifes. They will know, that once in the face of it all you tried to speak; be it truth, poetry, art, comedy, a tearjerker, bad writing, what you will. With courage in one hand and foolishness in the other. A heart of passion with eyes ablaze in madness. You went and did it, with what meager scraps that you could find. And bare witness they shall, to a voice that once sang, "a little off key perhaps" but sang none the less, in this fragile place that we call home: the small water planet, earth. Until then, You, my friends, are the few that can enjoy a sampler now. I thank you for the continuing support.
Chief Krenz "La Style" 1987
Krenz "In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king" Belmont Tunnel 1990 +Monika
Krenz "Levitz" Los Angeles 1990
Krenz Los Angeles 1992 +Hex
Krenz "Just what LA needs" 1992 +Loomit +Dunze(Dew) +Pen
Krenz "Little red writin' hood" Los Angeles 1992 +Dunze(Dew)
Crenz "PaintVille" New Jersey 1992 +Dunze (Dew) +Self (New Jersey)
Paris 1993
"Y x Enegry = Motion" 1996 +Brace
"Humanity" Los Angeles 1996 +Revok
"Gravity's Rainbow" 1996 +Mear
Amseven "Living the life, we graffiti" 1996
Los Angeles 1996 +Revok
"From Photoyemthesis to Bioluminescence" Pasadena, Ca 96 +Yuck +Zeuh
La Brea and Pico 1997 +Retna
Los Angeles 1998
For hire
"Tested" Los Angeles 1998 +Pierre
"Transformation" Yem/Mear (titled by Mear) 1997
2000s +Mear +The Five Dollar Guy
Melrose, California 2ooos +Linda
Sunset Blvd, Hollywood California 2000s
La Brea
Paris 2007 +Pher +ToyMoi
"Battle of the year" 2007 +Mear +Asylm +Eye one
Montpellier, France "Battle of the year" 2007
The Alps 2007
"Multi-Instals" SilverLake 2007
"I am Human" 20007
"GeoPolyTricks" Venice Ca 2000s
"Change of direction" Battle of the Year Festival: France 2008 +Mist
"Je veux ton coeur et ton esprit" Montpellier, France 2008 +Momies
"BlockHeads" 2008
"Liberty" 2008
"Darkar ne pleaur pas!": Martinique the French Antilles 2010 +Xan
Most of the time the painting will let you know what to name it. This one never got finished... Los Angeles: 2009 with my good friend and world class artist, Mear
"The PolyTricks are Dancing" 2007
"For hire"
Paint, brush and a room
Yem/Mear 2010
"Chuwie" 2011 (photo: Asylm)
"Picasso and Me" series2011
"If you need a friend, get a dog"