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So a while back someone gave me a blank book filled with graph paper. Seemed like some interesting paper to draw on. Hopefully it would get me over the “hang up” I have with that paper.. it is what my 4th grade teacher, Ms. Casey, made us use for our “Punishments”.

Do something wrong, and have to write your punishment.. on graph paper. One letter, per square… over and over…  until the page was done.

Mess up once?… Start over.

Hand cramping?.. Massage it for 30 seconds, then keep going.

Not learn the lesson?.. Do 5 sheets.

Still not learn?.. The whole class had to do em.

And after they were all done and got a quick check for accuracy?… Ripped in pieces and thrown away.

I  usually got good grades in elementary school, except for… conduct, effort and… penmanship.  So I OFTEN had this one…

Alone1-Punishments-WriteNeater1“Write Neater”

This was another common one…

Alone1-Punishments-IWillNotTalk“I Will Not Talk”

Decades later I realized that some of these punishments had really stuck. And not always in a good way. So maybe the same techniques could be used to “unpunish” myself or or for things that I would consider more positive uses.

Alone1-Punishments-GoTalkToHer(detail)“Fuck That. Go Talk To Her.”

Alone1-Punishments-ASkateboardIsNot“A Skateboard Is Not A Battle Ax”

Alone1-Punishments-BeNiceToHer(detail)“Be Nice To Her”

Oh, and how can I forget? For next level shit we would have to write ONE WORD PER SQUARE…


I spent a lot of time almost filling that book. But eventually decided to stop punishing myself…

Alone1-Punishments-NotGuilty“Not Guilty”

“Winter / Big Plans”
February 12, 2013, 2:05 am
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One that I started while in a crowded South Beach weekly rental crash-pad apartment during Art Basel 2012, and finished when I got back…

“Winter/ Big Plans”
pen, marker, found paper
8″ x 10″

“Not All Right”

Alone1-NotAllRight“Feeling Not All Right”
marker on airline barf bag
4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

And the song that inspired me…

“Holding Onto Nothing…”
January 23, 2013, 10:30 am
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Alone1-HoldingOntoNothing“Holding Onto Nothing (..Thinking Of You)”
pencil on paper
4″ x 6″

“String Theory”

A piece from last year. Done with a broken hand and an awkward cast. Seemed easier to not lift the pen, so I just did it one line. After all, EVERYTHING is connected

AloneOne-StringTheory“String Theory”
8″ x 20″ x 1″
Presto White-Out Pen and black One-Shot enamel on cradled wood panel
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“Woods. Grain”
November 28, 2012, 6:25 am
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Painted a car a few weeks ago for my homie. It was a mid 90’s  Oldsmobile OD MOBILE station wagon, but we decided to give it a kind of  “retro” look with some faux wood panelling…

Towards the back I changed up to some woods/trees as a sort of homage to his old whip.

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“RELIEF” Benefit Art Show to support New York Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy, TONIGHT ONLY!

I got a new piece in…

Making Deals Zine and Trumbull Studio presents:

Benefit Art Show to support New York Residents Affected by Hurricane 

@ Trumbull Studio
143 Roebling St #5 (3rd Floor)
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Silent Auction & Raffle begins at 6 pm – Final Drawing at 9:30 pm


A huge group of established and emerging urban artists will have work for sale, and all proceeds will support LOCAL charities. Our goal is to help our fellow New Yorkers who have been hardest hit from areas like Far Rockaway, Staten Island, Breezy Point, and Red Hook.

Artists who have generously donated work for sale include:

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“Hell and High Water”
November 9, 2012, 9:00 am
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A new piece I did for a Hurricane Sandy relief art show…

“Hell and High Water”
pen on reconstructed found paper
11″ x 17″

Can be seen or purchased at the “RELIEF” Art Show TONIGHT ONLY. All proceeds from the show go to help out people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

“The Hand That Fed Me”
November 6, 2012, 6:00 pm
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I couldn’t get much art done the past summer. Big reason… broken hand. Somedays I really  felt like chewing it off..

“The Hand That Fed Me”
acrylics on reconstructed hospital bills/paperwork
14 11/2″ x 24″ x 1 3/4″


thick 1 3/4″ panel as usual

“The People Vs…”
September 26, 2012, 9:00 am
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“The People Vs…”
pen on rearranged court papers and lawyer receipts
8.5″ x 11″

“A Warrant Was Issued…”
September 14, 2012, 6:00 am
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“A Warrant Was Issued…”
pen on rearranged court papers and lawyer receipts
7″ x 10″

“Keys To The City”
August 28, 2012, 9:00 am
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“Keys To The City”
pen on found paper
6″ x 9″

NYC Subway / Tarantula Diorama

A little (literally) diorama I made of the Franklin Ave. Station  (Brooklyn) for a juvenile OBT tarantula to live in…

A few pics before the spidee moved in…

And one more post move-in and webbing…

“NYC Subway/ Tarantula Diorama”
4″ x 4″ x 8″
paper, cardboard, styrofoam, wood,  n-scale model train track, acrylic paint, marker, plastic enclosure and… one OBT tarantula

August 21, 2012, 9:00 am
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black and white pens on court summons
3″ x 6″

“STUCK” Zine #1

New zine out from CarnageNYC. Thick 60 pages of pics and interviews, stickers, and dope  silkscreened covers (frameable pieces themselves). Check em out…

“Stuck” No 1 consists of 60 pages of previously unreleased photos of some of the sickest NYC stickers plus interviews with BASER, ALONE, MINUS and CRASTY. Each copy of the zine comes with three hand-written stickers, along with a full set of four vinyl stickers made exclusively for this issue. The cover image was screenprinted over layers of stickers and up to four colors of paint, giving each cover a completely unique look and texture. (Note: a very small number of covers are available in white ink).

Stuck is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

More info and pics at CarnageNYC.

Get a copy here.

( * pics stolen from Juxtapoz, words snagged from Carnage.)

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