Artist Toxicity

Graffiti artist toxicity

Continuous exposure to paint is toxic to your body.

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

Greed Graffiti art at Whitespacepdx

Greed Art at White Space Gallery

Greed Graffiti Art

Greed Art

I’m very thankful that the White Space Gallery is exhibiting Graffiti Greed art! Take a look at what they have here! 

 

 

Review: Sugar Spray Paint by Ironlak

Spray Smart, Ironlak’s Sugar Artist’s Acrylic paint

Sugar Spray Paint

Sugar by Ironlak

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.

Since I started painting again, in the past three years, I’ve tried to use a respirator as much as possible because I am very cautious about my health these days. When I heard about Ironlak’s Sugar paint I wanted to check it out as fast as possible. I got in touch with East at the Cypher shop in Denver and had a case sent out. This past weekend I tested it out at North West Spray Day in Washington. Continue reading

Northwest Spray Day 2014

Pacific Northwest Graffiti

On May 17th, 2014 about 20 graffiti artists with will gathering at Carlisle Lake in Onalaska, WA for Notrhwest Spray Day 2014. I’m honored to be invited by Justin Boggs, the event planner, to be painting with these other artists!

Northwest Spray Day

Pacific Northwest graffiti art

As a resident of Portland, Oregon, I am excited to have such an event close to town! The mural laws in Portland limit the painting a graffiti artist can do So I have to travel to do street  art. I hope that this event helps to promote graffiti art in Oregon and Washington. Thanks to all and sponsors of this event including Art Primo.

Portland Graffiti Art

Graffiti as art in PortlandDr. Greed

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.

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Denver Graffiti

Dr. Greed in Denver video

As posted recently, I was in Denver for the Colorado Crush Graffiti Festival. Click here to see more.  

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!

http://whatyouwrite.com/2013/09/10/redouble-event-recap-of-colorado-crush/

http://303magazine.com/2013/09/concrete-canvas-colorado-crush/

http://303magazine.com/2013/09/concrete-canvas-colorado-crush-2013-street-art-celebration-part-2/

Ewok, Asis and Greed Seattle 2012

Painting with Ewok and Asis

Last Summer Mr. Ewok One came out to the Pacific Northwest to paint with Asis and me. What happened?

Greed painting at Sodo wall Seattle 2012

Greed painting at Sodo wall Seattle 2012

  • Brainlington Seattle
  • Ewok signs Armani sunglasses with evolve spray paint
  • Hera Won and I painted a wall and were asked by elitist tattoo artists to buff it the next day.
  • 6ft tall tattooed blonde tries her best to seduce Dr. Greed
  • Greed sleeps in an eco friendly converted storage container
  • Quickies at Tubs Seattle wall
  • Taking over the Tacoma Graffiti Garages for a day
  • Hit up the former Seattle SODO legal wall

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Greed was asked how he feels about his style

What does Greed think about his graffiti style?

I was recently asked by someone if I usually liked the stuff that I create? This artist was asking me because they were struggling with their own style. A lot of the time I don’t like what I do… to the point where people like ASIS one would say, “Let me guess… you hate it, right?”. I actually like my work only about 25% of the time… and if you think I’m whack, good!

Graffiti Greed TM7 A3Clouds can have a Rustoleum Silver lining!

I am a perfectionist. I always find fault with my style, my painting, my colors and my skill. This can be a gift though! I am always striving to do better. I always compare myself to the top guns in the graff world… I should be like them! I think that any good artist is their own worst critic. This pushes that artist to improve, to evolve (or be created if you are a fundamentalist christian graff writer). Continue reading