I’ve got a new concept that I created especially for the Tricottet Collection’s Cabinet of Curiosities. We decided we wanted to create something in a can as a part of my Urban Geode project. I wanted to bring my street art concept to a more sculptural place, instead of inside our man-made buildings, it’s our man-made objects. This can has passed through time, an anachronic object that no longer follows the ‘regular’ world’s rules.
I’m interested to see where this project goes. Early next month I will be participating in Cash Machine, a pop-up art project at the FatherSons space in Atwater Village on April 2nd. I will be adding a few more anachronic objects to the show as well as some new concepts I’ve been working on. Stay tuned for more information as the show draws near.
What?! It’s a blog post you say? That’s right, six months after the fact, I really felt it was time to put my Bali post together. I’ve been lucky enough to be busy enough to throw my blog to the wayside for a while, but I do plan on updating this thing from time to time more often. Let’s see how that pans out.
So Bali was amazing. The culture is rich and the island beautiful. We spent two weeks in this paradise, seeing the sites, eating delicious food, and getting $5 massages. I did find some time to put up some geodes in Ubud and near Balangan. As I’m more of an instagrammer, you can find some more stories on posts there, but please see the below for my collection of Bali geodes. My map will be updated on my site of locations (although many may not be there by the time you make it!)
Sometimes I go into extreme silences when I have large projects attacking me. Last month, I had a group show with CYRCLE at the new Time to Shine Gallery in the Arts District. A day later, I had a shoot with Subaru/Ovation—more on that soon! And a day after that wrap I went to Madrid.
All of this was long hours of creating and preparing and not sleeping and it was amazing! I’ll be sharing everything in time, but first, let’s talk Madrid.
My friend and I had an apartment for the week in Barrio Salamanca, walking distance to museums and parks and the older parts of town. As on any European trip, we spent hours and hours walking the streets and discovering all the details of Madrid. My bag always contained a pile of externally designed geodes, that I had already organically puzzled together, and some adhesive. I pasted up a piece when a wall, crevice, or crack caught my eye. It was such a beautiful process—I kept pulling out my predetermined shapes and they would fit exactly into the spot I found. All of my pieces were a metallic bronze color, which ended up being a very fitting color for gray Madrid.
A reader pointed out that my new style of geode is called a “druzy”, in which they “cover a surface in more or less outward pointing clusters of small crystals”. You’re going to see a lot of druzy moving forward. I’m still calling them all geodes for the sake of the project, but there will be more types of formations growing around the world from now on.
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Lucky number 13 for my 30th birthday! This weekend I made a trip to Baja, Mexico with a lot of amazing friends. We were there to celebrate my birthday, and it was brilliant. I was having such a good time, I didn’t get to make as many geodes as I planned (I was literally folding in the car though).
I planned on doing a geode in La Fonda where we stayed and in Puerto Nuevo, but was only able to do one since we only visited Puerto Nuevo for a short time. I found quite a few holes, as I suspected I would, but settled on a smaller crack in a wall of the main building of La Fonda. I needed something smaller since I ended up using a head lamp and sitting amongst my friends at around 10pm the very last night.
This is the result! It’s not painted the best or fit the best, but you do what you can while celebrating and on the move. I’m super excited I got to do my first international geode, hopefully I’ll get to travel soon to work solely on getting these out in other cities.
Yay another geode! This one lives in Hollywood near The Music Box. During my interview with KTLA last week you see me starting to build this one, folding and gluing some of the pieces. Good thing I got this installed during the same week…
Geode #12 is chrome in an attempt to compliment the orange-ish stucco that is the building. I don’t know what this hole was there for, it was simply empty with no bricks surrounding and didn’t lead anywhere. I’m excited to be branching out into Hollywood, expect a lot more in the Mid City area for a while.
I had a small posse while installing this piece, my usual photographer Greg Tuzin and my talented friend Jeni Wamberg. This was a late night install as you can tell by the photos, I love the affect! We’ll swing by soon to get some day time photos.
All photos © Greg Tuzin