Spray-paint on canvas.
24” x 36”
“Show ‘Em The Ropes (Tetris Invaders)”
32” x 8”
Spray-paint on skate deck.
Band merch for a friend!
‘Lady Death of the Endless’
18” x 24”
Spray-paint on canvas.
Some avid radiohead fans picked this one up after they played Melbourne. Always happy when a piece gets a good home.
Dear Fellow White People,
The following statements are not acceptable excuses for this shit:
- I appreciate the culture!
- I’m not racist so obviously I can wear whatever I want!
- My best friend is (insert minority group here) so it’s cool!
- (Racist slur)s are too sensitive. It’s just a costume.
- I’m not offended, so why should anyone else be?
- I love (food of minority group)!
- My great grandmother was (minority group) so I am reclaiming my heritage!
NO. You have been told this shit is hurtful, there’s no excuse for it now. If you still dress in a costume that plays on a stereotype, you are perpetuating a hurtful and racist culture, and you are part of the problem.
So I issue a challenge to my fellow white people: Come up with a good costume that does not exotify, fetishize, or stereotype a non-white culture. If you can’t, you need to do something about your brain because you have some issues. Also, get the fuck out of my favorite holiday with your complete lack of imagination.
I want my favorite holiday to eventually be free of this bullshit. I want all people to be able to enjoy my favorite holiday however they want without being triggered off horribly racist shit. Can we please try to make this happen?
reblog forever because some peeps just DON’T SEEM TO GET IT
Whilst perusing the ole’ tumblr, it came to my attention that a couple of cats who reblogged/liked some of my recent stuff (example above) run blogs which have a certain right-wing proclivity about them. That, in itself, is FINE. I don’t care who you vote for, I believe in freedom of expression and speech, and I don’t believe a person’s political views necessarily define their personality.
HOWEVER, I did notice that certain of these blogs were touting an old and tiresome line about genetics as a means of proving that ‘certain’ races (read ‘white’ races) have intellectual and cultural superiority over others, and that multiculturalism is an experiment gone wrong, etc, etc…
Now, first off, let me say that this is foremost an ART blog… you might see me reposting material of a political nature from time to time, but mostly this is just stuff I paint, and everyone is invited to that party. When it comes to art, personal taste comes before politics.
Arguably, some of my stuff might have political connotations (I aim for ambiguity, usually), and my one fear is that what I paint might be misconstrued. Although, in this case, given the context of the mentioned blogs that reposted, it would seem some people have missed the point quite spectacularly.
Like I said, I don’t much care which political party you follow, as far as I’m concerned it’s mostly all smoke and mirrors anyway.
BUT, what really pisses me off is people who try and dress up their racism and suspicion of other cultures as some pseudo-scientific Darwinian naturalism. If this is YOU, then I’m afraid you and I are not friends, and have nothing to share. And if you want to post my shit up beside some neo-con Nazi eugenics crap disguising itself as social science, then this blog is not for your use, and you can go about your merry way.
I tend to get more likes/reblogs when i post arty, out-of-focus pics of my spray cans after a job… so here we go…