Archive | October, 2010


28 Oct


I thought this was a fitting post for this weeks Halloween festivities .  The catacombs inspired my costume for Halloween this year.

DCAP enjoying her birthday at the catacombs in PARIS:)


I was a bit scared.

The designs they formed the skulls in was incredible!

DCAP shadow on a wall that was tagged. love this picture!!!

My halloween costume this year inspired by the catacombs in Paris and my love for skeletal structures.


21 Oct

As part of my residency in Paris I taught a youth printmaking workshop. Although there was a language barrier I did not let that stop me from working with the kids. It was a 2 session printmaking workshop that was thematically open. With the help of Sidy from Rstyle, Marie and Abdul who were the MCV educators I was able to communicate with the kids and they understood. The results were great and I felt really happy to share my knowledge with kids from Paris. Check the flicks:

DAY 1- sketching and planning

Day 2- carving and printing

photo by Daniela Capistrano

photo by Daniela Capistrano

for more flicks check out the PARIS blog DCAP built:

PARIS walls- 2010

21 Oct

While I was out in Paris I painted 4 walls, here they are:

Rooftop at Marche Malik- “CLEOPATRA”

wall at Bellville with EMA & KID ACNE- photo by Daniela Capistrano

wall at Port Vincennes with DEY & her crew- photo by Daniela Capistrano

Port Vincennes on Rue de Pyrenees with KASHINK

Was great to paint with all of you guys, thanks!

Materials for the Arts Mural Project 2010

20 Oct

If you don’t know about Materials for the Arts– you need to look them up. Before I left to Paris, Materials for the Arts in LIC asked me to organize artists for a mural project in their space. Zipos recommended me to Joel and Harriet – the directors of MFTA. The artists who I reached out to did a great job and now the halls of MFTA look AMAZING. The artists included are: Zipos, Noxer, Rimx, Marthalicia, Erotica, Free5, Clark, Cern, Cece Carpio, Bisy, Crystal Clarity and yours truly. Thanks guys- u all did a great job! And thanks to MFTA for supporting artists! Peep the pics below.














20 Oct

At the start of our trip we met Jay1 through our boy Reach. Jay hooked us up with RSTYLE to get resources for the youth workshop we were planning. We needed kids and a cultural space to do our workshop. When arriving at Rstyle we were greeted by the owner Francois, Idriss and Sidy. Idriss took these pics of us in their photo studio, I think they are great! After the shoot, Sidy took us to look at spots to host our workshop. Thats when we met Michelle from MCV which is where our youth workshop took place. Below are the pics from the Rstyle photo shoot! THANKS TO RSTYLE for hooking it up. Much love to you guys!


12 Oct

As promised here are more photos on my journey in Paris:

On top of a hill not too far from Moulin Rouge in Montemartre there is this BEAUTIFUL church called Sacre-Couer- we went to check it out at night.

The fountains out here are extraordinary- in NY it would be defaced. lol. Looks like she’s puking water. haha

It was rainy this day so we decided to go to the Pompidou and check out some art. The Eiffel Tower view from the top of the Pompidou.

This church looks like a sand castle to me- it is by Chatelet.

Pompidou Museum in Paris had a feminist exhibition and this was the entrance for it- I really enjoyed it.

Daniela at the Pompidou enjoying this cool installation in the Elles exhibit.

Vinz from Fatcap (who will be doing posting my interview soon) took us to this cool graffiti jam in area 93 of Paris called Bobigny. We found out that Bobigny is the hood of Paris- our friend JuanCarlos told us that it is rough out there… We met 2 cool women who were painting-one was DEY. We talked about linking later in the week to paint at Port Vincennes.  Also met a photographer out here Chrixcel who is in the pic above with me & DEY.

Went to the Louvre the first time on Tuesday and it was closed!!!! So sad but we went again, this time on Monday.

Daniela in the Jardin by the louvre-  basking in the little bit of sun shining on her:) love this pic!

SHE MEANS BUSINESS- DO NOT mess with her!!

The Jardin by the Louvre is like a big outdoor museum filled with sculptures- even though it was a bit rainy it was still breathtakingly beautiful!

We stumbled upon this bridge after we left the AMAZING Sennelier art store. We both read about the bridge but didn’t know where it was. This bridge on the Seine by the Louvre that people who are in love go to. I though this was so romantic- check this, they go there with a lock with their names written or carved on it, lock it on the gate and throw the key in the river to lock their love forever. SOOOOOO sweet!



12 Oct

I have been so mesmerized by Paris that I haven’t had time to update my blog. I think it also has to do with Daniela documenting everything so thoroughly that it has me thinking “well she’s got it”. If you haven’t already done so definitely check out the blog she has been updating daily on our residency out here:

I am so thankful to work with Daniela- she has been an AMAZING travel partner and collaborator! THANKS DCAP!!!

In the past 3 weeks I have been meeting people, creating prints, teaching workshops, wheatpasting and painting walls. The tumblr is a great way to follow our daily events but here are some flicks as well to keep my blog fresh- ENJOY!!!MAQUIS ART- the one stop shop for all your graff needs…

SHOUT OUT TO KAYONE for taking care of me while I’ve been here- THANKS KAY!!!


KAYONE referred us to his boy BANGA at Marche Malik who is an amazing artist- we checked out his shop and he hooked us up with a rooftop. I was so excited!!!

This image was inspired by CLEOPATRA.

A BIG THANK YOU to Banga for welcoming us with open arms, hooking up a dope spot to paint and teaching me a new cap technique that I love!!!!

A BIG hug n kiss to Salome for keeping us company and showing mad girly love!!!! I love Salome’s style.

Next blog posting coming tomorrow…