Continuous exposure to paint is toxic to your body.
Since I started writing again, I’ve had several writers seriously talk to me about the toxic effects of paint and what to do about it. I had these issues also but I see that it is quite common in our world.
When I first met my holistic medicine mentor over 15 years ago, one of the first things he noticed was my toxicity levels were causing my health problems. At the time I was experiencing fatigue, anger, depression, weight gain, digestion problems, low sex drive and sexual ability, heart irregularities, joint injuries that wouldn’t heal, frequent colds and flu, allergies, skin problems, memory problems, and my brain just didn’t work well. I had learning disabilities and I was failing out of medical school. I was fucked and it seemed like I was on my way to an early death! Continue reading →
As I was growing up in NYC in the 80s and 90s getting up was on my mind. I was by no measure a “king” but I was driven to get known. This was before Instagram or Facebook existed. You couldn’t be an “internet gangster” to be known. You really had to get out there and make stuff happen. Wether you were bombing, piecing, or doing a hybrid of both.
In graffiti, fame is the name of the game
7 line rooftop Queens, NY
To get known you needed to get seen! This was an era when the trains were going clean, books like Subway art, Spraycan art and the movie Style Wars had already made a big impression. There were some underground graffiti magazines and they were a source of news for the community. Video Graf was just starting to come out and the graffiti movement wasn’t going to stop! It was like a living being that needed a new outlet to breathe. Continue reading →
I call myself Dr. Greed because I really am a doctor, a holistic doctor. I’ve had a lot of health challenges when I was younger and I attribute some of them to years of using spray paint without proper protection.
As a graffiti artist that has been wanting to flex my creative muscles again after a 15 year break to become a doctor and teacher, I am thankful for the help of Jeffrey Miller from the White Space Gallery in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District for the support. After a rather large turnout for my first ever showing of graffiti art on canvas in August, Jeffery Miller has asked me to have another show for January’s first Thursday art walk in NW Portland. The show is on January 2, 2014 6pm at the White Space Gallery.
While I was going to school in New York, I worked security in a department store. As an employee I received generous discounts which was helpful for me to look good while I was on a student budget. This was where I got into fashion and I’ve had the bug ever since. I always said that if I wasn’t a doctor, I’d want to be in the art or fashion industry… So I decided about two years ago that is exactly what I should do. I got back into painting as “Greed” and I wanted to experiment with some other avenues of art.
I painted a few pairs of heels and this has been a big hit. I’ve been getting inquires and threats to paint shoes for women ever since. I’m going to do a nice little collection of Greed shoes and see where the universe leads me. These are from my “The Doctor Formally Known As Greed” show at the White Space Gallery.
Jake Ryder is a cutting edge Portland, Oregon based artist. He is a craft master in the fields of Freak Bikes, Snow board furniture, Glass/Steele combo furniture. He approached me one day about doing a collaboration on a set of recycled snowboard chairs and table. I was So Down to do this! We did this collaboration just in time for my show, “The Doctor Formally Known As Greed“.
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I took some video footage of the happenings there. Hope fully you can get a sense of what a great event these guys put on! There was a large attendence form former and present NY artists. Definitely some heavy hitter from Denver, California and more.
Here are some great links to what was going on at the mile high city in the heatwave!
Ewok x Greed quickie on Sunday after the Colorado Crush
I haven’t painted on a wall in a while because I was working on getting my first show going at the White Space Gallery –The Doctor Formally Known As Greed. I knew about the Colorado Crush for a while and a few weeks before the event I decided to head out for it. I flew in and hit up The Cypher Shop for some paint, grabbed a Smash Burger and got to the walls of the Colorado Crush.