Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple

banksyJust over three years ago, the notorious and critically acclaimed street artist, Banksy, took to the streets of New York City, leaving his indelible mark on the Big Apple forever. For 31 days, starting October 1, 2013, the elusive artist made New York his canvas, posting one unique piece per day in a nondescript, unannounced location, causing one of the biggest commotions the city had ever seen.

For an entire month, the artist used social media as a medium for a scavenger hunt to help his “fans” determine the clandestine location of his next masterpiece. The “Banksy Hunters” as they came to be known, equal parts fans and haters, tuned in to decipher clues and make their way to the next location before the work had vanished or had been vandalized (often the case).  Continue reading “Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple”

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Color Your World – Finding Inspiration in Your Daily Life

riz2 - CopyToday was one of the most stressful, physically grueling days. From all the way uptown, to downtown, and even getting lost and taking the train in the wrong direction, it was horrible. Until, toward the very end, I saw this guy — Riz Robinson– A New York born and raised street artist who transformed his once frowned upon talent (graffiti some call it) into greatness. He’s now part of the Harlem Arts Collective, beautifying the city with murals, painting on unorthodox canvasses (old doors in particular), displaying his art from street corners, to local bars, to the finest of galleries on Park Avenue. Continue reading “Color Your World – Finding Inspiration in Your Daily Life”