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Back in the Airport on my way to NYC.

Ara Jo at NY Adorned circa 2009

Ara Jo at NY Adorned circa 2009

Over the last 6 years this trip has become a very integral part of my life. Going back to the place I really cut my teeth in to make art and do work and build with the amazing network and squad of amazing souls I am fortunate enough to be close with. As usual the flight is delayed, but I don't generally get super bummed about that, that is pretty low on my importance scale, out of my control entirely.  So as it goes, be grateful and make the most of the time, ie write some shit.

Mike Winn, Matt Reilly, Billy Tucci, Dooll Chao, and Walter Wlodarczyk with my installation at BRIC Arts, Art Into Music opening circa 2014

Mike Winn, Matt Reilly, Billy Tucci, Dooll Chao, and Walter Wlodarczyk with my installation at BRIC Arts, Art Into Music opening circa 2014

It has been five months since I was last in New York. I was in a different place then. I was super raw, I was fractured and in pain, I was in need of some solace and some direction and as usual New York supplied me with this. It is sometimes strange to me that I do not live there anymore. I actually attempted it a couple years ago and the result was to stay in California. But somewhere within in that is the beauty of relationships we find ourselves in and create, or that help create us. I have been show insane amounts of love and support by all my people and energies in NYC ever since in a way that makes me know that home is really just a sense of being we exist in at different stages of our lives. 

Random Graffiti shot off Metropolitan ave near the BQE circa 2010

Random Graffiti shot off Metropolitan ave near the BQE circa 2010

I am hella excited to go work with my people at Littlefield again, this time doing one of the largest paintings projects I have done to date. I get to be there during one of the nicest times of year and I get to see some folks that I haven't seen in years as I continue to also expand in my recovery 12 step work. Life is a non stop beautiful organism if we let it be. Not three months ago I was hoping to survive just one day at time and now I am back to flying around making art and being sustained by the creative path. That always ebbs and flows but I have some new ideas to put into motion that will no doubt create a level up so to speak.  I have been enjoying not being a part of gallery rat race for a while and just focussing on thoughts, skills, ability, and work for others beyond my own internal dialogue. 

NInjasonik show in Chinatown circa 2010

NInjasonik show in Chinatown circa 2010

I'll post photos soon. I have thrown up some images from past travels throughout this post. 

Yakitori Taisho circa 2014

Yakitori Taisho circa 2014

Stay tuned.

Greenpoint Sunset circa 2014

Greenpoint Sunset circa 2014