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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:26 pm

Thank you, guys.

This mural is really close to the neighborhood I grew up in so I wanted to immortalize a lot of my influences and family stuff. My dad's from Jersey and thinking about how I could pay homage to him led to realizing how well Gaslight ties together his era and mine, as well as his hometown & mine.

The jersey shore and Santa Monica both have legendary ferris wheels, so I threw a photo of me and my lil brother as kids walking in the rain with my dad in front of the pier (kinda like in The Patient Ferris Wheel).

That's also my grandparents above "The last of the jukebox romeos" and my great grandfather walkin down the steps of the bowling alley.

The mural took about 3 months of painting a couple days or nights a week, and is about 45'x23' in size.

Oh, and that's Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez from the Sandlot on the bottom left and my dog Shayna nearby the car (and where I painted myself on the wall)... I know them and a few of the other details aren't related to the band but I really appreciated the nice words about them.

Thanks again guys... and how do I post photos on here?
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:42 pm

is the roller coaster and ferris wheel based on any park or pier in particular? or is it just more freestyled?
fucking amazing mural.
i'd love to check it out someday.
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:11 pm

^and you have to commit to being a regular here for rest of your life.

Well... that part's a lie, but it would be nice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:20 pm

Haha thanks... and that's the Santa Monica pier.
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:16 am

I don't know what else to say other than absolutely amazing
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:21 am

stunning stunning work! wanna come to the uk and do my bedroom wall?!
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:15 pm

I think all the ideas and influences tied together really well with the 50s retro theme and then the Gaslight Anthem, too. I wish more buildings were painted like this.
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:06 pm

i want one like that in my roooooomm =)=)=) !!!

love it, it's like a gaslight anthem & jersey - discovery - picture - story

i'm proud that a lil part of me is jersey too Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:09 pm

Never1959 wrote:

Phenomenal work man. I just noticed that hourglass with the wings, which I presume represents time flying past. I love it. Have you done other things like this, or was this your first large scale mural?
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:29 am

Thank you guys! I've done 10 or so large murals (since I transitioned from traditional graffiti) and am still learning with each one.
I try to honor a little bit of each area's past with the murals and the ideals and style of the Gaslight Anthem definitely go hand in hand with the feelings I'm trying to capture.
And yes, the flying hourglass 100% represents time flying by...
Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:40 am

Thank you for taking the time to post on here and explain what you where doing with this piece much appreciated. Im all for art being about the viewers interpretation but its always great to here from the artist themselves and what they are trying to convey
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:27 pm

where exactly is this mural?

im down south right now and want to go see it.... cross-streets?
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:51 pm

My pleasure Kieran...

And the mural's on the corner of Venice & Grand View, just a little west of the 405 freeway...
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:54 am

That is so fucking amazing.
I'm a big fan of gaslight and a big fan of public art so this just goes hand in hand!
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:14 pm

Mind = blown
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:05 pm

Wow, stunning =)
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PostSubject: cool mural!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:55 pm

Wow, that mural really packs in a lot of design elements! A pretty incredible painting!
Worth checking out sometime!

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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:04 pm

That mural is awesome! It's a pretty slick image for a barbershop! Good going! A lot of nice elements in it.

wall decals!


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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:55 pm

So fucking cool. I want to go to Santa Monica now just to see it in person. Fantastic work man.
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PostSubject: Re: Gaslight mural   Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:10 pm

This is incredible! Thank you for sharing your art with us. My friend lives near there and the next time I go out to CA, I'm going to find it and take a picture with it! Brilliant!
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