The Two Fridas, an expression of the artist's loneliness and desperation as a result of her separation from her husband. The Two Fridas are holding hands, both with visible hearts but the heart of the traditional Frida is torn open. The main artery is severed by surgical pincers sitting in the lap of the traditional Frida. The blood stains on her white dress coupled with the ominous clouds in the background serve as a subtle reflection of Frida's inner struggles.
Chucks March 31 2017
Fabric ink on Converse canvas. Inner-zip and extended tongue, Women's 6.5.
Fiscal Policies refer to the use of government expenditures and tax dollars to stimulate the local economy. Although such measures can arguably reduce the risk of an economy running into recession, there are multiple factors that downplay this notion.
Too little too late: Spending decisions are made annually. The inevitable delay from the time such a decision is made by the government (be it to increase or decrease spending), to the time that actual economical impact becomes evident, can be a lengthy situation.
Deficits: Cutting taxes and increasing government spending may be justified on grounds of reaping the rewards of expansionary fiscal policies. However, this inevitably results in a greater budget deficit and higher future taxes. Another highly possible outcome is Crowding Out.
Crowding out: Continuing the train of thought from our previous point, this refers to the private sector shrinking as a result of increased government spending.
Osborne Village embodies creative culture in the purest form, being home to some of the hardest working boutiques and independent artists. We celebrated the country's birthday with live performances by rapper Chris Bennett, DJ Foreighn and more. Tattoo artist Slack returned to his tagging roots by doing a custom piece in the midst of all the chaos.
More to come this year.
Home March 08 2017
The sweltering heat on my back, the sun in my eyes. Endless chatter and the cheerful sounds of children playing fill my ears as I take in a world of vibrant color and endless possibilities. Although regiment reigns supreme in this unforgiving world, we have broken free, forging our own paths to ultimate creativity and freedom of thought.
I love you and you will always be in my heart. You are my home.
I frequented youth art competitions and gatherings. The very first project that got everything started was a garbage bin design. The phrase "Feed Me" got stuck in my mind for nights of painting to come.
We think highly of ourselves, but are often shaken up by the realities of life.
We are all shook ones.
Rather than viewing this as fear, we adopt the attitude of respect.
Respect for uncharted waters. Respect for our competition. Respect for all.
Regardless of the environment we are currently faced with, we remember and cherish our past for that is what has made us who we are today. We remember our roots and keep our cultural practices close to heart; Nobody can take that away from us.
We think highly of ourselves, but are often shaken up by the harsh realities of life.
We are all shook ones.
You have forgotten where you come from.
You have forgotten who you are.
I been Steph Curry with the shot,
Been cookin’ with the sauce, chef, curry with the pot, boy.
Printed on classic all-cotton American Apparel t-shirt. Digital full color print and heat-pressed. True to size. Available in sizes Small to X-Large.
As of late, we have been delving into the art of embroidery, particularly into the construction of intricate patterns that are somewhat influenced by our Oriental roots. Somewhat addicting, the placement of embroidered artwork on raw denim and tailored suiting has gradually become an obsession. Whether this lasts will be purely determined by the popularity of pieces like these: