Artist. Writer. Book hermit.
- Top Story - July 2022
How I got Whitelisted for a super rare NFT
Eleven months ago I published an article entitled Till Death We Do Art featuring a famous LA-based artist named Mcflyy. In the article, I talked about Mcflyy's unique style of blending 90s anime sauce with current-gen aesthetics. This style of harkening back to the past is what brought him his fame in the art community and led him to work with big names like Chris Brown, Meg Thee Stallion, and even the NBA! But just like any real artist, your art must grow and draw upon the future. Mcflyy does just that by releasing his latest work in NFTs.
His feet ached. Isaac and about a dozen others like him had trekked from Lafayette, Louisiana to the borders of Texas. Three hundred miles on foot; barefoot. They were accompanied by four overseers over the course of five days, occasionally being tossed an apple along the way to keep their energy up.
Two hours had passed and not a single person entered. The building I rented was right on the corner a few blocks away from the French Quarter. Stragglers passed by, but they didn't seem too interested in any art. "Philistines." I joked to myself. I was also awaiting a girl I'd been seeing for a few months. I'd sent a follow-up text to check if she would still come. No response. I later find her on Locale (a social app dedicated to your location at all times) at an event across town somewhere. Oh, well.
Paint the Town
It began like any other Saturday night. I was curled up on the sofa watching documentaries, sending texts back and forward with my old college roommate Sherry in Akron. She often told me that I needed to get out and explore this new city. Tonight, she was particularly pushy.
- Second Place in Black in Business Challenge
Till Death We Do ArtSecond Place in Black in Business Challenge
Black artists are often celebrated in their communities. From the depictions of ebonies giving birth to green earth, to the brush strokes closely emulating the bush that is our hair. These spiritual paintings are a hit and deserve praise for mirroring the beauty that is black. But not all artist adopt this style of painting but use different methods that sometimes are called "wack"
There are two of us now. It used to be four. Four cots, four inmates. There are only two now. Me, and a city boy named Frank. The others, whose names I forget, were taken weeks ago. I'd only just arrived here on the island when they were escorted out of the cell, one after the other.