Press for the BIG BLUE Mural...LANK above holding the original outline for the wall www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2010/11/art_lover_and_landlord_work_to_1.html
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
I recently heard the news that the Raritan River Art Walk caught the buff because the city of New Brunswick is no longer supporting Albus Cavus's project there. Very sad indeed. It got me looking thru my flickr set reminicing. Here's a slideshow of some of my favorite flicks I took there over the years. If you like the work, remember all this is now buffed out thanks to the city New Brunswick, let them know how you feel about it, SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS
Below is an example of the SAGE works done there... Many of these walls below were still running, until the buff I'm assuming. Still haven't made my way over to see for myself. When I do...:) it won't be sad, just a new begining!
The sound of rattling paint cans invaded the pastoral landscape of Hopewell, New Jersey this past weekend as S.A.G.E. Collective completed a commission for The Highland Design Farm. Artist/designer Sean Mannix commissioned "Highland Sentinel" after seeing KASSO and LUV 1 working on the "Buddah Barn" just down the road from his converted farm. Formerly a working chicken farm, the buildings have been converted into a collection of artist studio spaces and we were asked to work on the large exterior wall of what was once a two story chicken coup.
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!
My man Ackryte's album drops today, check it out the cover features mine and Delve's section of the abstract wall painted at Terracycle Inc. Ack's beats are classic chopped up chilled out funky soulfull hip hop...don't sleep. Here's a flick of the whole wall...LUV1
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.