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LOVE CONQUERS ALL

January 09th, 2011 | Category: IN THE ZONE...

A few weeks ago I was asked to work on a special graffiti style commissioned piece by our hommie Victor for his lovely wife Pamela. It was fun working on this piece because I got a chance to rock a bunch of graffiti tags and add a little Toofly steelo. Check it out…

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“LOVE Conquers All” Acrylic & Markers on canvas. 11″X14″

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAMELA!

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GROWING IN SILENCE…

December 16th, 2010 | Category: IN THE ZONE...

Whoa…I’ve had so many exhibits this month taking the time to actually write this in peace is bliss. The Invisible Instructions group exhibition is tomorrow, and it’s gonna be off the hook! Going through my sneaky peak process shots now and I’m just in love with my new work on cardboard. Definitely inspired to paint a lot more these days. Maybe it’s the cold winter days creeping in and keeping me cozy inside…or maybe it’s time to express the beauty of silence…

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HEARTBREAKER

November 13th, 2010 | Category: IN THE ZONE...

Started work on the 12″X12″ piece that will be part of a group show on December 10th at Mighty Tanaka gallery in Dumbo Brooklyn. I’ve been wanting to paint this one image I had hanging on my wall for weeks. As soon as I was all settled in and the sunshine leaked through my window it was on! The brush touched the canvas and in a matter of hours it all surfaced. This girl is bad ass! and she ain’t looking back for nobody. Can’t let anything or anyone get in the way of your flow, your dreams, your life. You’ll break a few hearts along the way, but most of that shit isn’t not your problem anyway. Freedom is bliss, and I’m loving it;)

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HEARTBREAKER
12″ X12″ Acrylic on Canvas

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LOVE WARRIOR…

September 04th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,Exhibitions,IN THE ZONE...

Sneaky Peak of the warrior piece I’m working on for the upcoming exhibit at Fresthetic. Info below see ya’ll there!

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COME OUT TO PLAY
Friday, September 10th // 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
@Fresthetic //560 Grand St // Brooklyn NY.

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RICKY POWELL X TOOFLY PHOTO COLLABO

September 04th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,IN THE ZONE...

I’ve been in the studio since 7am this morning working on a bunch of new works. I enjoy deadlines. I get super focused, and motivated. SOOo I’m on board for this photo collaboration with Ricky Powell for some upcoming spreads on FRANK151. I’ve never painted photographs before so I was excited to give it a try. I had taken a few hours to build up the inspiration and once that marker hit the paper I didn’t stop. I swear making art is a sweet sweet rush! It just fills you up like love. I don’t know why I don’t paint as often? I need to have a talk with myself about this. Anyway…these came out dope!!! I’m really happy with them. I got a new little steelo going on that’s surfacing off some of my street work. Gonna see how far I run with it. Shout out to Ricky Powell for the invitation to be part of this collabo joint;)

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Basquiat Soho 1986 Photo by Ricky Powell, collaboration with Toofly

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Honey Rockwell NYC 1995. Photo by Ricky Powell collaboration with Toofly

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PS. I’m officially hooked on these Posca markers I won at Sweden art battle. OMG! I want more…

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FREE TO LOVE…

July 10th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,IN THE ZONE...

Finally back in the studio ( aka living room ) painting again. It’s a been a while…feels good…

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THE LOVE MOVEMENT. Coming Soon…

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Portrait shots by my sister Pam Inks. Last days at home listening to our favorite tunes as she clicks away on her hipstamatic iphone app…

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Gonna miss this apartment when I move in a few months;( Loved it here…

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ROOFTOP LEGENDS IS COMING! 5.8.2010

The busy bee season is kicking in! I hope I make it, specially now that I have like no time:( This past weekend I had an opportunity to rock a little 5min video with the FRIENDS WE LOVE youth team attending the New Design H.S aka Seward Park H.S. They did so great! The weather was sweet, the kids rocked the interview, and I got a chance to do paint a little something something. It’s days like this that make me confident the next generation will be alright. Especially with folks who take the time to give back to their communities. Love you guys! THANK YOU:)

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When we were all done, I got a chance to walk around and scope out this place. WOW. This rooftop is an artist heaven…

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The size of this place is crazy!!! I couldn’t wait to come back and spend an entire day re-doing my quick little throwie…

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Voila! Not done yet but it’s getting there. Spent a whole afternoon completely zoned out on this piece and it felt great! I haven’t painted in solo mode in years. It was bliss, and definitely something I need to do more often. Yay! painting season has officially begun folks. Shout out to everyone who’s doing a killer job up there; WANE, BOUNCE, TRIXER, CERN, CECE, ERIN YOSHI, and MARTHALICIA. It was so good to see you guys.  Last but not least the man behind this dope place; Jessie Pais, your the man! It’s people like you who make a huge difference in all our lives. Thank you for helping to carve out a little piece of this city for all of us to enjoy. As you can see I’m really excited about this whole thing, and even more so now that their third annual event is coming up. Mark your calendars! Saturday May 8th ROOFTOP LEGENDS opens it’s doors to the public. You don’t want to miss it. Info below…

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MISS CHOCOLATE

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In the studio working on the final piece for Lil Jon’s Ms.Chocolate single featuring grammy winner R.Kelly and Mario. Gotta pay the billz! Shout out to Corey from Blacksmith for the pitch. More after the jump…”YEY-AH!

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PAPER DOLLS

December 21st, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,Fashion,IN THE ZONE...

working on some illustrations for a M.I.S.S CREW exhibition called PAPER DOLLS at Upper Playground in 2010. Still not sure if I’m gonna submit this piece tho. There’s so much you can do with paper dolls! hmmm….yea dunno…then again I only have a week left, and leaving town for the Holidays. This may just be it:( Maybe I can find a dope decorative frame in a thrift shop or something,…Anyway stay tuned. More details after the jump!

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Toofly Paper Dolls in progress…

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LEFT IN SILENCE

December 04th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,IN THE ZONE...

Painting and drawing during these long winter nights is mad therapeutic…

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“Left in Silence”

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FEELING BLUE…

October 30th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,IN THE ZONE...

It was a blue kind of a day today. Never the less, Ricky and I are gearing up to drop some joints for 2010…

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Photo by Ricky Powell © 2009

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SNEEKY PEEK! TWEAPONZ 3D PROCESS…

Sneeky Peek! Been working on my boys album for a a bit this month and it’s almost done! It’s coming out dope…

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more after the JUMP!

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PROCESS OF ILLUMINATION…

May 23rd, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,IN THE ZONE...

Inking away at some new T’ concepts I have coming up for a TOOFLY/UPPER PLAYGROUND line. I feel like I’ve been channeling some dope energy in the last few weeks, and it’s speaking an immense universe to me. The process of making original art off the dome is pure magic. Tapping into the “zone” doesn’t come often if your not in tune, or focused. You gotta flow when it comes, and close yourself off from all distractions if your about it about it…

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process of illumination…

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Listening to Pink Floyd helps my travelz into the universe;)

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TOOFLY FOR METHODS FALL/09′

April 09th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,Fashion,IN THE ZONE...

Been working on a bunch of illustration T designs this month. Happy I got back into drawing, it had been a serious minute since I pulled out the pencil and paper. My first batch is done, and I’m def on my new flow. It’s been there…slowly unraveling until I was ready to wake up and see what it all meant. Remnants of it now embedded forever on plastic, fabric, and paper. It’s finally making sense! I’m pretty damn excited!!! gotta grind…

In the meantime here’s a sneaky peek of “transform time” an illustration t-shirt design for METHODS ” FALL 09′ line. Stay tuned…

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TOOFLY FOR METHODS FALL 09′

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