No Parking, No Standing, & No Halloween

 

Hello again art lovers!

I hope you’ve all had a good week thus far.

This week I’m doing something different.  I wrote this funny little story on a cold, wet day last february while residentially challenged.  Every time I read the tale I get the giggles and  it reminds me of  stories like “The Night before Christmas” and “A Clockwork Orange”.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it. 


“No Parking, No Standing & No Halloween”

Once upon a time there was a guy named Pete.

He was mild-mannered since he gave up the drink.

In fact, it had been quite a long while.

Since then he had gained a cat, wife, and child.

Anyway, Halloween drew close.

It was awfully near,

So Pete beat the streets and had a few beers.

There was a neighborhood with big houses and people behind where he lived.

Excited, he wondered what kind of treats they would give.

Candy corn and caramel apples danced in his head, but when he entered the neighborhood, there were no decorations, the place was dead.

Pete was awfully angry, he wanted to scream.

There were scores of signs which read,

“NO PARKING, NO STANDING, AND NO HALLOWEEN!”

There were signs warning, “NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH!”

Their safes were all safe and everything was locked.

These people were scared.  Pete didn’t know what about.

They didn’t want Halloween.  TRICKR’R TREATERS stay out!

“Why these bastards, these jerks, these twerps, these creeps!  Who in the hell doesn’t love Halloween?”

The day finally came.  It was all Hallow’s Eve.

Some time had went past, but Pete was still peeved.  

He was alone, so he went out to celebrate.  

He drank beer, vodka, then whiskey until it was awfully late.

Pete headed for home, but then had an idea.  

He would visit the neighbors and play on their fear.

He spay painted phallus’ on streets and on signs, on lamp posts and on long cement drives.

These phallus’ were huge, much bigger than mine!

Pete hit the whole neighborhood, house by house.

He was sly as a fox and quiet as a mouse.

When Pete finally came to the spree’s end,

He wiped his brow with a glove and gave a big grin.

The next morning though, Pete remembered and was terribly scared, but after a while he knew there was nothing to fear.

He was lucky.  Pete wasn’t at all sick and he let out a hearty belly laugh at the thought of his trick.

What Pete did was terrible and really pretty mean, but now those big people back there had a reason to hate Halloween.


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For information and availability concerning the piece above, or information on my current selection of art, feel free to contact me via my website. 

 Until next time, have a happy Halloween.

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When The Idea First Came About I Was Just Coming Off A 3 Year Stenciling Addiction & Was Really Starting To Lose My Shit PART DEUX

Hello again dear readers,

As you may know,  I was recently looking through my stash for some works to be shipped to the UK.  I was surprised to find the studies for my SOLD out 2009 series “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”!  I had totally forgotten about them.

The series was a mesh of mixed media and collage on mostly 30 x 40″ canvas with an amoral/confessional super hero theme.  When the idea first came about I was just coming off of a three-year stencil addiction and I wanted to do something different.  “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” eventually manifested itself as primarily hand drawn work but it all started with the recently found stencil/collage pieces.

I decided to put a selection of the studies on sale for a limited time.  They SOLD OUT within the hour!

This week I listed a few more.  I believe these studies were probably the first or second phase I created while working out the idea for “W.G.P.C.G.R”.

Below is “Dolla Bill” from 2009

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The 2009 “W.G.P.C.G.R” studies will only be available until Thursday, November 20th,

so check out this piece and see what other studies that are on sale at my SHOP.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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“There are days I feel like making up a silly alias and spray painting giant dicks all over the city”

   Hello again everybody!

I hope all you guys were  fellated at least once last week and that Oprah gave all the gals a new luxury car!

Now that that’s out-of-the-way,

check out my latest handmade print!

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“There are days I feel like making up a silly alias and spray painting giant dicks all over the city”

Size yet to be determined
Emulsion, acrylic, oil, graphite & oil pastel on watercolor paper, 2014

The statement it’s self is something I mumbled last night before brushing my teeth. The idea for the props I used during the photography stage  came from somewhere else.  An artist pal of mine named Joey Seeman posted a section of an old Avengers comic on facebook a while back.  Apparently the phrase “Straight dick” used to mean something else entirely.  Anyway, you can see how it all naturally came together.

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Until next time,

ckirk

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It Felt Pretty Damn Good To Simply Half Ass This Thing

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Hi again,

I started my second piece for the “Philistine” collection.  See the last entry below or just click here if you want to learn about the idea behind the series.  Anyway, I’ve been thinking about this piece for a while and there was many different ways I could’ve done it.

I made my decisions as I worked on different sections.  The head would not have looked heavy enough if I painted it in watercolor, so I saved that medium for the flowers.  Oil for the sloth head would’ve been good, but to be honest I just didn’t feel like mixing paint.

I decided to collage and use other simple skills such as stenciling to complete this painting.  Usually I try to improve my technique with each new piece, but I have to admit…it felt pretty damn good to simply half ass this thing.

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“Philistine 2″, 18 x 24”, watercolor, spray paint, leather dye, and collage on 140lb acid free watercolor paper, 2013

Until next time,

ckirk

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Sticker Documentation + Final Pieces of 2011 Collection

“Oral Fixation”, Spray paint, acrylic, & collage on cardboard, 2011

Size yet to be determined.

Hello all,

I just wanted to do a quick blog press about a few new pieces and some recent photos of sticker postings.  Recently I received a few emails from members of my sticker crew.  There were some nice photos of stickers placed around the country.  I always love to find this sort of documentation in my inbox!

New York Subway

Silverlake Sunset BLVD. and Santa Monica BLVD. LA

New Mexico

Stickers should start popping up in England, Germany, Slavakia, and France soon.  I shipped off more sticker packs today to various parts of the US and also in Canada.  I hope I get some nice pics of the postings.

In other news, the Texas heat is upon me.  Yesterday it was 105 degrees!  I’ve been doing a lot of work indoors, but with limitations of course.  I’m starting to think it’s time for a break and also time to experience some artistic growth.  I figure I will vacation until the end of summer and get back to work in full force once Fall arrives.  This being said, I will probably not be releasing anymore original art until Fall, but it will be more likely that new work will start to appear in 2012.

I have recently went in and added a few more pieces to my website as well as marked pieces as sold.  The 2011 collection has been disappearing very quickly since it was officially released just  just months ago.  

If you would like to grab a piece or two before they are all gone, please visit the gallery section of my website to see what is still available.

Until Next time,

ckirk

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Elongated Cranium

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“Artist’s Wife With Elongated Cranium”

14 x 17″, Mixed Media & tape on Builder’s Paper, 2011

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Two New Pieces on Builder’s Paper

“Artist With Pipe”

Size yet to be determined, mixed media & tape on Builder’s Paper, 2011

Untitled 3

18 x 24″, mixed media & tape on Builder’s Paper, 2011

Until next time,

ckirk

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