Press for the BIG BLUE Mural...LANK above holding the original outline for the wall
SAGE Collective paid a visit to Newark Ave. in Jersey City this last weekend and left behind a life size 90 ft. blue whale. Many thanks to Dylan Evans and the Jersey City Mural Arts Program for having us out! Big props to Lanky Lank for cutting a stencil that size! Thanks to the community for showing us love all weekend long! Hope to see more murals going up in the area soon, if anyone has a location they think would work please hit us up. Below is a video and some flicks from the weekend. Enjoy. one love - LUV1
Inspired by an old drawing of Sean's and his beautifully machined designs we put together loose plans for an abstracted face amongst a background of gears and wires. The painting took place during the Hopewell Tour Des Arts, a two day open studio tour in and around Hopewell Township. Mother Nature cooperated by providing two amazing days for painting (not a cloud or drop of rain in sight) and once we rescued KASSO from the wilderness on Saturday morning we got to work laying out the wall.
DELVE handled the nose, mouth & chin while KASSO scaled the ladder to lay out the eyes, forehead and abstract designs to the right of the head. LUV 1 went to work on a background of stained glass, abstract shapes & wires while Lank brought large gears from the background to the foreground and filled the deep space with an amalgamation of smaller gears. The two day process was a true collaborative effort, bouncing ideas around and amassing the artwork in a freeform and organic way, resulting in an amazing production.
The visitors to the farm, most having never seen a mural put together quite this way, enjoyed the show and were full of questions that we were happy to answer. Special thanks have to go to Sean and his family for providing unparalleled hospitality and fully supporting our vision for the wall. Check out the photos and enjoy video!
Kasso’s Rammellzee tribute
“Rammellzee’s graffiti and art work are based on his theory of Gothic Futurism, which describes the battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet. His treatise, Iconic Panzerisms, details an anarchic plan by which to revise the role and deployment of language in society.
He has stated that his name is derived from RAM plus M for Magnitude, Sigma (Σ) the first summation operator, first L – longitude, second L – latitude, Z – z-bar, Σ, Σ – summation.” Wikipedia
This wall was created by DELVE www.flickr.com/photos/delovate/ ,Will Kasso www.flickr.com/photos/kasso_vs/ & Leon Rainbow www.leonrainbow.com. We decided to do a tribute wall for Guru of the hip hop duo, GANGSTARR. Guru passed away recently due to a battle with cancer. His death was a huge blow to the Hip Hop community. This wall is in honor of a legendary emcee who left a wealth of material for future generations to come.
For more info on Guru and GangStarr, visit this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_Starr