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video blog 76

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Jan. 8th  BLOG UPDATE 2013    Video Blog 76 drop

WITH SP.ONE and our new 004 TEAM member ALOY from the west coast.  Welcome to the fam brotha..

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new canvas ideas.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Jan. 7,2012 BLOG UPDATE

A few different ideas for paintings I plan to start this week.

Stay t00ned.....

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FRIENDS.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Jan. 6. blog entry 2013

I had this on cassette at age 7. approx. 1983??? True story, and would do back spins on my moms kitchen floor on 110 Down St. Kingston NY. That's one to grown on.
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New Painting for Zac Dierssen. #commission

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Jan. 1st. Blog update Part3. 2013

Zac Dierssen has been a long time collector of mine, so it was tough having his piece sit unfinished for a few months in my studio unable to send off. The holidays, Art Basel, video editing, Jiu Jitsu etc etc... LIFE just piles up at times but finally I've gotten over the end of the year hump and I've slid nicely into my indoor studio season where I get to grind hard and catch up to everyone else who paints indoors all year long, while I'm out doors soaking up the sun and painting in the street :)

This piece above, some what goes against my moral code of not doing "Graffiti" on a canvas.  My paintings generally are 99% of the time (these days anyway) character driven as I've come to a place in my life where I Don't want to sell my graffiti to someone who doesn't  know anything about the lifestyle behind it, and mainly the problems, or the happiness it's has brought me over the last 20 some years.  When I'm able to get out and paint these days it's my way to unplug from everything else and I only want to share that experience with those I choose to paint with.  Zac is an old friend who's known me for quite some time now and specifically asked for EWOK Lettering to be in it, so for him I tried to find a way to integrate lettering , scenery which was also another request, and of course my characters. The end result is this fun image above.  Zac only collects 2x4 ft.works of art from people so I chose to do this on Masonite and horizontal as apposed to two other I had done in the past that where vertical.  Fedex is knockin' Zac, get the front door for Christ sake!!!

POST EDIT:  to save me from a slew of emails, I get pricing questions asked all the time.  I do accept commission painting work from time to time, I much rather paint for me and if someone wants a painting they can look at what I have available. But as for pricing goes, generally I don't get out of bed for less than a $1,000,   That's been my quote for years now that my friends love reciting back to me with a laugh...   Depending on the size and complexity can raise tremendously in price.  Serious inquiries only please,  I try to spend as little amount of time behind a computer as necessary these days.  Hit me up, let me know what you're looking to spend and I"ll let you know what I have in that area if I can accommodate you.

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Aussie magzine from 2011

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Jan. 1st. Blog Update 2013

Just updated the PRESS Section with an interview I was part of in an Australian magazine in 2011.

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JAN 1.2013

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Jan. 1st,2013 Blog Entry

Let's have some fun in 2013....

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APRIL IN BUASHWICK

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

DEC. 26th, blog entry 2012


Puttin' on the Ritz
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Flood the Market for Sandy Relief in Miami during Art Basel. 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Dec. 20,2012 Blog Entry

This was just something that walked up to me in Miami and asked if I would sign one the their canvas bags to be auctioned to help with the Sandy relieve going on here in NYC.  From what I was briefed this was a pretty cool idea for people to get involved with and I believe they tracked down some really reputable artists to do something fast, auctions starting around $20. Do a hundred different great artists and it's a win win.  Check out their TUMBLR for more info.

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GLUTTONY Buckcherry

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Dec. 17, Blog Update 2012

So I did a bit of work for the band BUCKCHERRY, here's their first song from their album that drops in Feb. This is their video of the lyrics with the artwork I did for the sin GLUTTONY. I did all 7 of the sins and an album cover, more on that when I know it's safe to show. For now check out GLUTTONY.
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EWOKONE VIDEO BLOG 74

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Dec. 15, blog update, video blog 74 drop. Sick as a dog edition.

Video Blog 74. Just a taste to tide you over till the rest of the meal arrives. Eat'm if you got'm.
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Abstrk, EwokOne, Sp.One. Miami 2012

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Dec. 13 pt.2 Roof update Blog Entry. 2012.

Connector of ABSTRK, EwokOne and Sp.One is Miami.


Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Dec. 14. Blog Update 2012

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Ricky Powell in Miami.

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Dec. 13, Blog update 2012

The Rickster....

"Homey boy throw in the towel, your girl got ****** by Ricky Powell" -Beastie Boys.

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Miami in review Pt. 2

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Dec. 12,2012 Blog update

Entry 2: So by the time people started showing up this year, it was close to unbearable to actually paint publicly and reminded me yet again why I always enjoyed painting in the dead of the night on some train tracks with no permits, and no onlookers....  Every time I turned around my personal space was violated by some hipster schmuck with a camera and no idea what they where actually shooting, or why. The only vibe I got from most of the people taking pictures this time around was that  "I'm here at Art Basel cuz' I heard it's the place to be, I don't know what you're doing but I'm going to violate the shit out of you and take your photo for the next 20 minutes without even asking, then when you see me I'll say something like "What do you go by? What's your moniker?" -so later on my friend who watched Exit through the Gift Shop will tell me whether your famous or not. So when I go home I can say "I hung out with and shot pictures for Mr. Ewokone during Art Basel this year."

I have no quams with the documentation side of anything that we as artists do,especially if it's in the public arena. My issue is when people see you as an opportunity to slickly sneak up and take a picture of your face not even caring what is being painted.  There's this underlying sneakyness that reeks from these types because IF I hadn't turned to see them in mid action, they would've tried to slide off and disappear without letting me know they where even there to steal my soul with the click of a button. So this group of characters above is dedicated to the opportunographers who kept interrupting my zone in Miami.... the ones who think breaking their neck to get "the perfect angle" makes for good photography, or the guy who rolls up with better equipment then I have but don't know how to use it, or the retro hipster shooting on film of a close up of my sneakers and the step of the ladder below me all up in my shit.... No matter how many polaroid cameras you collect and Go Pro's you strap on yourself you're still a Go Amature...

The JICK IMOK next to me.

A bitter guy who's call just got interrupted by a gigantic letter K.

and here's one I keep getting requests to put up, I wasn't going to put it up until I had a nice connector of the other 2 next to it, but since I know there's a few out there who have been patient I guess I'll just drop it here now.  Connector later...

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Miami in review Pt. 1

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Dec. 11th 2012 Blog Update.  Art Basel Pt. 1

Needless to say being out of town for a few weeks has it's way of putting regular life shit in a giant cluttered pile for you when you return, so here at the home front I have to spend a few days getting things back to normal but I wanted to drop a few images on the blog from my Art Basel Spraycation.  Some photo assistance from Photographer L. Roy Jetset

My Hasslehof Baywatch pose...

view from the birds....

Sp. One

Abstrk MSG came with the crazy Miami vibe...

view from across the street.

solo shot...

and down on street level there was

a Cock, and a Pussy...

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Hector Camacho RIP

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

November 25th blog update 2012


Hector Camacho RIP.

P.S. I practiced all my life to not make moves like that....
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The 305.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Nov. 24th Blog Update. 2012

THE 305 .COM showing The Art of Basketball some love.  Swing thru and givem' a visit.

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And this week one of New York's elite Graffiti Photographers ROMAN shot our last wall and sent me a connector to share with my bloggers, check it out.

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EWOK VIDEO DROP 73

Monday, November 19th, 2012

NOVEMBER 20, blog entry 2012

VIDEO BLOG DROP #73, with Wane COD and OWNS 4B.

and this is the piece of Labron James ( Yea I know it doesn't look like him , so what) on it's way to Miami for Art Basel 2012 with the Miami Heat and The NBA's Art of Basketball show presented by The Public works Dept.  See you in Miami.


Wrong sized suits, in the hood.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Nov. 8th Blog update 2012

Mr. Mitt "Pay for it" Romney's money didn't trickle down far enough to get these bad boys suits that actually fit them.   In this funny NY Post article they thought they could get some street cred. standing in front of one of my walls. tsk tsk.... Gitttouuttaaaheeeeeeeeya!!!!

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012

NOV.4TH Blog Update 2012


"I GUESS a Hurrricaaaaaane is heereee?"


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Ewokone Video blog 72 drop.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Oct 30, Blog update 2012

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University show NJ

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Oct. 29 Blog Update 2012

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I've been told that the Horse Mask will be making an appearance at the Q and A. Rumors though obviously.....

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Interview #549679854769456790546709546093546

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

October 22nd Blog Entry 2012

So here's another one of these college PHD dissertation interviews I got, I posted one of these a few months ago because the answers got pretty good I thought and it would've been a shame if it was never seen anywhere else. So here's another one, not as in depth, but still touched on some good content. Q and A as follows:

Whats your graffiti name? MR. EWOKONE
How long have you been writing graffiti? 22 years now, as of 2012. started around '90.
What made you start? Riding a skateboard around I would see names written at skate spots in markers and paint, then going to NYC to skate I would see similar things and wondered who was behind it and why they would do it in the middle of the night.
How often do you paint? Whenever I have the desire to, I don't paint if I don't have the drive to do something good. A lot of people paint every weekend because they're in an imaginary race for numbers, so they do lack luster quality work on a regular basis and get caught up in the habit of doing a caliber work that isn't up to their real potential. You'll only see me paint if I'm hungry to do something fun.
When you paint, do you wear a mask? Probably not as much as I should but I try to paint in good ventilated areas. Rarely indoors.
Are you satisfied with your work? I am happy with the quality of the work I put out, but I would love to be able to do things on a grander scale and allow myself more time to put into each project, I think I am doing good for the time my schedule allows me to dictate towards each. But one can always wonder, what if I spent another day, what if I spent another week?
Who do you look up to? I aspire to be recognized as a talented, driven individual who created great work no matter what medium I chose to use. These days Simon Bisley, an artist from the UK is weighing heavy on my list of influences. I own a lot of his original work now, and it's gotten me to study more on my drawing abilities and weaknesses, Which in turn only helps my overall image I suppose when I need to do something that takes a bit more ability than someone else.
Legal or Illegal? The Laws around graffiti today no longer really weigh on my mind when it comes to making a decision on whether I should or shouldn't paint something I want to paint on, the reason I say this is I believe the work some of us do now, will be cherished in the future as we are beginning to see now with things like BANKSY's art in places being covered in plexxy glass and restored or protected, or even cut out of walls and placed in museums.  No one ever thought something like this would ever happen, but it's a reality now, and I think the real talented writers will be looked at as this generations Warhols, or Basquiats, or Herrings.   Every 20 or 30 years there is artists who become generational house hold names. these names just need time to marinate around the tongues of conversation amongst people who love art, and value it's purity. So to me the act of putting my name where I want to for future's sake is far more important then the misdemeanor a blind law books tell me it's considered as.
Favorite place to sketch? anywhere I can rest my mind and let go... Drawing truelly is one of the greatest feelings I know of, from imagination or even life study. transforming
How do you get started with a mural? Preparations? the painting side of a mural for me is a mechanical process, the creative process behind that mural I like to plan out before hand, in a creative environment. I have, but don't enjoy the final results as much when I have to create on the spot. You should know how, and eventually be confident enough that if you don't have a plan, you can still execute a good end result even under a stressful environment, but I personally like to allow a project to be the best it can be, and I don't believe showing up and making it up as you go, allows the for the best result in the end. This of course is my own personal opinion, I'm well aware there are people who never plan ahead, they just paint when they get there and they're convinced that this is what's best. To me this is usually people who are unorganized in their own personal life and can't conform to actually planning things in stages, be it the organizational side or just the patients to sit still for long enough to plan something from start to finish. Their houses are usually a mess, they usually don't know how to save money etc. usually expect instant gratification in things.  Who knows if this is true across the board, but this is what I've seen in the ones I've come across over the years.
What is a noticeable influence in the murals on you? Hmm, I think you're asking what is a noticeable influence in my murals? I am known for in my earlier years( '97/'98) to have introduced the 3 dimensional drop shadows to a very 2 dimensionally thinking graffiti state of mind that was NYC. The crew I was painting with during that time was very much into technology and bringing a computerized graphical look into graffiti, at this time the internet was brand new, websites where brand new, so the idea of computery stuff on a wall was a look we broke into graffiti with that was frowned on at the time. We vibed off ourselves and a few other ground breaking writers at the time, like Totem2, Delta Inc and some of the stuff Virus AA was doing in Canada, but we were outcasts by the older generation at the time, I think Phase2 and Vulcan where the only two OG's who I had spoken with at that time who gave us props for what we were doing and supported the steps in a new direction. Vulcan especially, he told me in a long 6 hr convo that my pieces came up on his radar and where the only graffiti he had seen in years that got him to start drawing letters again. I was caught off  guard and shocked.  Anyways this type exploring new areas eventually lead me to a path to do this piece

with the first full on 3 dimensional drop shadow( as basic as it is now), that takes advantage of color changing on different patterns in the background, not to be confused with the "throw up shadow" that is a solid shape done in the same color as a throw ups outline with no consideration  or relation to it's background.

This drop shadow effect was a subtle thing that was picked up by the graffiti community, but I knew it caught on when I was in a movie theater watching a movie that was supposed to take place in NYC, but was filmed in Canada,  the actors walked past a wall on the street and whoever got paid to do it did a piece with my style drop shadow( this was approx. 1999 or 2000), right then I knew that this shit was here to stay. Now everyone does it, I'm not so concerned anymore if people know it's origin, but the guys who where around then can attest to it, and in the scheme of things it's not that serious but I enjoy knowing this is something I introduced.  Everyone says " everything's been done already, etc etc".... I never been a fan of that kind of thinking because those are the words of someone who has lost their personal inspiration to push themselves, to me those are the words of complacency....

The day I find myself complacent with the work I create, will be the day I stop painting.

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Wood block Video from SEATTLE

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Oct. 17th blog Update, 2012


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Drawing / Design gig for INDIAN LARRY MOTORCYCLES.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

October 9th Blog Entry 2012

Sometimes I think it's fun to show the drawing side of a final product.  Shown above is the dirty gritty side to a cleaned final result that is seen most of the time, although the drawing side is what the collectors inquire most to me about.

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work in progress

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Oct. 3rd, Blog Update 2012

Here's a quick update of a Loft Project Im doing... more pics upon completion and a Video Blog. BRB

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an experiment…

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Oct.1,Blog update 2012

For my homey at ALL CITY PAINT SUPPLY in Seattle Wa. BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,BRAINLINGTON SCREEN PRINT, BRAINLINGTON, EWOK, EWOKONE,

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