Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Urban Arts Festival in New Brunswick, NJ

SAGE Collective at the Urban Arts Festival
KASSO, LUV, LANK, AJA at the Urban Arts Festival in New Brunswick, NJ.  Big ups the State Theater for having us out.  Big ups Albus Cavus who we were out there reppin'.  Check the video...

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garden Variety Show Lank and Luv Live Painting

garden variety lank n luv live , originally uploaded by eL hue V.

Shout out to all the dope Jerz eMCees in the building, too many to start naming.  Serious fire brought out last night tho, 'specially in those early round freestyle chyphers.  Shout out to all the people who kept standing in front of the flood light making it impossible to see.   Lastly shout to Kasso for hosting the show! Rest in Power Mr. Gil Scott Heron and thank you for all you did!
dopest roll call
ol dirt mcgirt

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I recently completed this mural as part of my guest teaching in an after-school art class at a local high school. I have since worked with the students to practice their spray painting skills and compose sketches in preparation for the murals they will collaboratively paint next to mine. Weather permitting, they will start painting tomorrow. They have some great ideas, and I've been blown away by their ability to talk about their drawings and work cooperatively in small groups to design their walls, so I'm very excited to see their murals!



spray paint and acrylic on canvass
72" x 45"

A friend of mine commissioned this painting. She requested that I incorporate an image of Ganesha and paper cranes into the painting. We bounced ideas off of each other throughout the designing process and we are both pleased with the outcome. I'm grateful to her for her enthusiasm, patience, insights, and support!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Howling Wolf and Medicine Man

Howling Wolf and Medicine Man, originally uploaded by eL hue V.

Painted when it wasn't raining over the past couple of days with Aja at my spot in Flemington in the parking lot off main street.  The passerbyers were 100% on board luving it.  People flexing thier Native American History knowledge, a lady who collects wolf figurines, who originally told me "I collect wolves!"  I said "That sounds dangerous." Men working on refurbishing old buildings out there in and out of rain with us, having their lunch break watching us.  It was one of those walls where the process is as enjoyable as the outcome.  Aja's Crow Medicine Man is her first stencil and is now protecting the wall.  My howling wolf, which I orginally had a referance for and was going to try and go all photoreal on, turned out to be a bit on the free because during one of the downpoars I ran for cover, grabbing my camera only, and the referance got ruined.  The whole wall is a mixture of brushes, rollers, and spray.

check the video...njoy - LUV1

Aja Washington

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Saturday May 28th,

No Name Society B/W S.A.G.E. Collective Present:
The Garden Variety Show: Live After The BBQ!

Featuring Performances From:

Popa Chief
Slim DSM
Black Collar Biz
Hustle M.C.
Rich Mahogany
Joey Dynomite
Steve Smiff

+ The Open Mic Cipher

DJ’s Divine Drummah and Subtraxshun on the wheels

Hosted By Ras Asia and Grashopper




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Throwback Video Arthur Ashe mural

SAGE Collective's Arthur Ashe Mural from luv1 on Vimeo.

Since we just spent a great evening at the Westin in Princeton for the NJTL of Trenton Fundraiser, and saw this mural up close in person again after a year n a half, here's the original video.  The image is used on everything NJTL does it seems.  At the gala last week alone I must have seen it reproduced a couple hundred times on different materials.  It was published in Mercer Business News magazine and in a couple tennis magazines.  Never would have thought I'd be seeing it so much after painting it, glad I like it!  Thanks again Rob!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Soul Stitches

soul of the message stitch, originally uploaded by eL hue V.
the show must not go on for much longer...if you'd like to make an appointment this week is the week to do it.  sagecollective@googlegroups.com
soul of the message stitch