Posts for ‘Art’

I’m Always Right (Sided):Second Edition.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
D.I.Y. By Lo Original Artwork By Joesph Baker Talent is a gift that is useless unless it is nurtured and molded onto something great. It is like a child, it’s a beautiful creature that needs love, guidance, and support to reach those vital developmental stages of life. Joe Baker Oil Painting Skull ShadowTalent is no different; it takes discipline, determination, and passion to create art and develop your true artistic style regardless of the area of expertise. If you are blessed with any talent at all, you'd be a fool to waste it. The only way to ensure that your talent isn’t’ decaying away in a dark corner is to take it upon ...

Adam Potts Talks American Traditional Tattoos

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Adam Potts WatercolorHi Adam Potts! So tell us, what's your short story? I do tattoos at Acme Ink in Louisville, KY. I do them as clean and nice as I can and I do them very fast. I also paint a little. How long, and with whom, did you apprentice before coming into your own? I apprenticed under Tattoo Charlie Wheeler for around fourteen months before I started tattooing for money in November of 2001. I don't feel like I came into my own until a year or two ago, but that's not to say I'm finished learning or moving forward. That's one of the things I love about my ...


Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
LED ER EST Any lover of experimental music in the New York area should be aware of Pendu’s 3rd Annual Eye and Ear Fest! All acts are New York based and experimental in nature-but most of the similarities stop there. The diverse line-up promises that this will not be another endurance test music festival of the same thing over and over. Pendu’s website allows visitors to stream songs from each artist participating in the festival. Check out the Pendu Presents NY Eye and Ear Fest and listen to everything that this festival has to offer! Pendu III Following Courtesy of Pendu's Facebook Pendu presents: NY EYE & EAR FEST …a massive Annual Music ...

I’m always Right (Sided): First Edition.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

I’m always Right (Sided) Bi-weekly/First Edition. By Independent Ink Artists Prof. Lauren & Joseph Baker “If you’d have half a brain, you might get somewhere in life.” A phrase that I’ve heard more times than I can remember. The fact is, I do have half a brain. That’s right, only half. The good half - the right half. Good old 1 ½ pounds situated on the right side of my skull, filled with spaced out thoughts and visuals of the unimaginable philosophies and dreams - unfathomable even to myself at times. The right side of the brain is responsible for the music we’re so passionate about, the ink in our skin, and our favorite movies. Needless to say, the “right ...

Into The Mind of Stephen Tompkins

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Stephen TompkinsStephen Tompkins For our readers who may be hiding under an artistic rock, how would you answer, “Who is Stephen Tompkins?”, in a paragraph or less? Hey. Come out from under that rock. My name is Stephen Tompkins. I create. How would you best describe your style of art? Cartoon limbo, cartoon explosions, complex synchronic visceral experience. Eye candy. Explain your philosophy behind creating multiplicities. In a very brief nutshell...and I promise this is the longest answer of the interview...I don’t like the idea of just creating a static subject or presence. Right now I'm focused on the way absence and negative aspects of spatial arrangements as well as multiple partialities ...