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“Punishments”

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…

Alone1-Punishments-Sorry(details)
“Sorry”

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″
2012



“Not All Right”

Alone1-NotAllRight“Feeling Not All Right”
marker on airline barf bag
4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
2013

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″
2012



“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:

RELIEF:
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
TONIGHT ONLY!
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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