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The #LoveWarrior art print exhibition this summer was lovely!!! THANK YOU NEW YORK. I am very happy I teamed up with @MyPlasticHeart to introduce ::: ALL ::: of my new print works. I’ve been working on the series since 2012. It has been a long process. One that materialized from new found love, and timeless freedom to create. The dedicated work ethic is in all of us if we can take it seriously. Sometimes it’s years before your next “heart felt” experience…when it hit’s you, you have to ride that wave of ¬†bliss all the way to the end. Folks…this is not pop art, or an urban art style almost anyone can replicate using technology, high contrast photo icons, and splattered paint with graffiti tags. Anyone bored of that yet? – This, and other reasons why the illustrations in this series spotlight something completely new to bring ya’ll back to what original works of art look, and feel like. Honestly, we need it. Freedom Dreamer, Mas Amor, Free Spirit and the rest of the series are meant to be “felt” by the human heart, and vibrate back. Screens divide many of us these days, it’s nice that we can re-connect live and direct. For those of you who can appreciate all of what I am talking about in this post ((( Thank You ))) I refuse to compromise to anything else. Your attendance at the opening meant a lot to me for all these reasons and more. I am not in New York as often, and in time it will be less and less. From now on each event, workshop, exhibit, wall, or pop-up will be organized with special care so that we can meet once again as a creative family. WE BUILT THIS CITY!!! — Shout out to the beautiful, and diverse group of individuals who took part in the #lovewarrior experience.
In case you missed it —-> here’s a few photos by Alexandra Henry and TF. Video by Nancy Burneo coming soon!!! Once we get that the post will be complete.
My Plastic Heart <3
Shout out to the #lovewarrior team! @CraftyCocktales ladies for the michelada dinks, Yvey & Ana for holding down the pop-up shop corner, and Alexandra Henry and Nancy Burneo for documenting the event. Big ups to My Plastic Heart too! for a smooth and fun experience at the gallery/shop. To all my friends, and family, as well as the supporters of my work love and huggggggz! See ya in the fall for the year+holiday wrap up <3Share No comments
Women Street Artists: Episode 4 ¬†featuring TooFly by Alexandra Henry is up! I had the pleasure of building with Alex in Lima, Peru last year during the “Nosotras Estamos en la Calle” Women Arts festival. The weather was sweet, and we were both finally living the artist life. Traveling, freelancing, and doing what we love. We met up later that year in New York where she rocked the first interview at 5Pointz before the whitewash. It would be the last time the Love Warrior Wall would be shot on film. At the end of 2013 we made sure to meet up at Miami Art Basel for some live painting footage at the Few & Far¬†all women wall collaboration in Wynwood . It was a great time for all the ladies to be in Miami this past December because it women in street art were finally getting some shine! The “Women on the Walls”¬†exhibition at Wynwood Walls¬†was a great example. The art world had finally taken notice of our work, and contribution to graffiti/street art.¬†I’m happy to be part of her latest photo & video project – WOMEN STREET ARTISTS. Thank you Alexandra <3
THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO EXPLORATION OF WOMEN STREET ARTISTS THAT AIMS TO FOSTER CULTURAL AWARENESS BY LOOKING AT THE LIVES OF TALENTED ARTISTS CURRENTLY CREATING IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD. THIS DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATES THEIR ARTISTIC STYLE AND MESSAGING WHILE IT ALSO PEEKS INTO THEIR DAILY LIVES WITHIN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE. AS EACH WOMAN’S STORY IS TOLD, A NARRATIVE TO THE HISTORY OF WOMEN COMING ON TO THE GRAFFITI / URBAN ART SCENE WILL BE ESTABLISHED.
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Every now and then I get an opportunity to work with folks in corporate america and bring a little street energy into their 9-5 office life. It’s a nice break from working outdoors at times because it gives me a chance to sharpen my professional skills with a group of minds that take this stuff super serious. It brings the level of artistry and communication to a whole other stage. There are dozens of meetings that need to happen in order to get something like a “graffiti inspired” piece to break into these places. I’m proud it has been sOOoooo well received. It’s time our work can share space with collections and well known artists in these environments. The installation – inspired by New York City’s graffiti culture now lives in one of todays #1 financial management firms in the world. It’s headquarters located in the heart of Midtown New York City. A contrast from our¬†neighborhood¬†streets and ill urban environments. The dialogue among our worlds continues and that’s what it’s all about!:)¬†A special thank you to project leader Susan who locked down the gig and made the creative process breezy smooth. Shout out to my primo Richie for the artist assistance, and photography documentation. Thx kid! Looking forward to the time lapse video as well from our friends at the office. Can’t wait to see it!!!
No need for projectors, no need for stencils. FREESTYLE BABY! #trueartistry
Toofly, 2013 Midtown NYC
THANK YOU NEW YORK! See ya in the fall:)
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MOTIONGRAFF EPISODE 22 “STAY FLY” is officially on full blast. Video looks awesome! I want to send a special shout out to Serge M, and Fubz for rocking this piece. We linked up last spring for the project in BK on my first trip back to NY. This would be MotionGraff’s first female artist video:) Honored! We had a lot of fun with the stop animation process, you can check out the sneak peek process here THANKS FELLAS!!!
It started as an art project. It has snowballed into a show.¬†MOTIONGRAFF‚ĄĘ seeks to unveil the creative process through transmedia storytelling.¬†Rather than use video recordings, we have opted to shoot only still images, using a number of cameras and angles,¬†in order to present a stop-motion animation-style collaboration between producers of audio and visual content.¬†Our goal is to showcase talent and techniques, while conveying a message.Share No comments
This past week a completed a really dope tag logo for A FILM COMPANY¬†who’s working on a¬†documentary¬†on women graffiti writers, and artists.¬†I’m excited to be part of this project, and looking forward to meeting the entire team for a video shoot this coming November in NY.¬†¬†A Film Company is film, art, photography, music, quality not quantity, believing, freedom, doing what you love, following your dreams, and most of all being who you are and being true to yourself. This is right up my alley, and I am happy I was able to recommend some really dope graff girls like VIK, and SHIRO to get down with project. A special shout out to graffiti woman BOMBA from Chile who put me in touch with Idalina Leandro Pifaro, producer of this film. She is steer heading a really dope project that has yet to be told. I can’t wait to see it develop. See you guys soon!!!Share No comments
had a great conversation with the folks at YA HEARD! podcast show, a few nights ago, via Skype. I love that I can connect with the peeps across the country and still have a great time chatting it up. Thanks for the invitation Ritzy, Kano, Sket One, and Mr Shane. The podcast is up with my words on Graff, Art, Hip Hop, Younity, and life in Ecuador. “Covering everything form the streets up!” ENJOY!
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The XCIA book app has been released on itunes!!! Download yours on your ipad, or iphone to check out some exclusive footage of a mini Toofly movie animation. Had a lot of fun working on it with the whole team. Kind of bummed the rest of the footage didn’t make it. The work involved in doing a stop animation is a very long process especially for a few seconds of footage. Props to the stop animators out there, I know it’s hard work! ¬†The chosen footage for the Toofly “spotlight” is cute, thanks guys:) ¬†Check out the ITUNES PREVIEWShare No comments
Super duper excited to share this post with you guys!!! The Toofly mini short film is complete:) I want send a big loving thanks to our friend Jay Maldonado for the this awesome gift. ((( I love it )))) This is my first official Toofly video, and it looks tiiiiight. We shot this Toofly classic piece at 5Pointz on 100 degree hot day. Almost passed out…but with a million and one breaks and lot’s of water I pulled through. I chose to paint at 5 Pointz for various reasons. Especially because it is the one place I had an opportunity to practice my aerosol skills back in the late 90′s. We all love 5Pointz, and want to see it continue as a cultural arts space for the Queens community, and future generations of artists. The area is being taken over by condos like many other places in NY, and money driven investors. Mere’s and his team continues the fight to keep this place alive for all local and international artists, please help. Support 5Pointz
Toofly short film by Jay Maldonado. 5Pointz, Queens NY 2012 – Coming soon!
Hot Day. 5 Hours. Photo by Jay Maldonado ¬©2012
Happy to see Shiro in town! Hopefully next time we will coordinate our busy traveling schedules and paint a collabo;) Love to you Shiro, have fun painting in NY!
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
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Back in the motherland and resting at last. My first trip to New York was a non-stop grind and I loved it! Even though I was crazy tired by the end of the day, it felt good to get into my NY groove again. First stop on the array of scheduled Toofly gigs, and art projects like ((( MOTIONGRAFF )))
a live art, stop animation video episode featuring the first female guest on MotionGraff; TOOFLY!
I was¬†excited to re-connect with hommie DJ VANDAL in one of my favorite neighborhoods, Greenpoint Brooklyn. We met back a few years ago when METHODS¬†hired me to work on the METHODS X TOOFLY¬†World Traveler T-shirt design project. We stayed in touch since that collabo, and was honored to get the invite to shoot the first ever female episode of MotionGraff. I had a lot of fun hanging out with the fellas, and messing with a bunch of markers, paint, and objects. Fubz and Vandal shot the footage in a style all their own. We messed around with some stop animation using my Kidrobot figures which added some really fun scenes to the piece. I can’t wait to see the video and flicks! Here’s some behind the scenes. More after the release…
It started as an art project. It has snowballed into a show.¬†MOTIONGRAFF‚ĄĘ seeks to unveil the creative process through transmedia storytelling.¬†Rather than use video recordings, we have opted to shoot only still images, using a number of cameras and angles,¬†in order to present a stop-motion animation-style collaboration between producers of audio and visual content.¬†Our goal is to showcase talent and techniques, while conveying a message.
THE LOVE MOVEMENT by Toofly. Acrylic & Spraypaint on wood. Check out the process shots
The Love Movement paintings are officially installed at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn , NY. Shout out to the Love Movement /NY4NY team for making it happen. All originally paintings were created, and donated to school by the artists.
Whoa…did I make it on the latin network? Univision interview airing on Thursday morning nationwide over 100+ cities. ( “Despierta America” 7am-10am Channel 41) Many of us grew up with this channel because our abuelas, mamis, and tias watched their novelas, our abuelitos, papis, and tios caught the futbol. Occasionally we all sat around to watch that silly man Don Francisco on Sabado Gigante too. My family has come a long way. This one is for you Papito lindo!
Shout out to Meres at 5Pointz for letting me rock the interview session and do a little live painting for the piece. THANK YOU! and big ups to Shana Louallen for rocking the PR and taking behind the scenes flicks:)
Gracias Linda y Cesar! The interview was lovely. Can’t wait to see it! eeeeek….
OMG, In love with Prince all over again. Shout out to Marlon for hooking my hommie T, and I with tickets. It was an awesome and very purple night. Even the Empire State building was purple. Prince is still sexy as ever…aow!
Prince concert December 29, 2010, Madison Square Garden. NYC
I’m so happy he played all my faves!!!
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