Mercury Soapbox

photographer, mixed media artist, organizer, promoter, event planner, passive activist, energy connoisseur, universe thanker, life enthusiast
“I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature. All of this is art to me.” — Hunter Reveu

streetartsf:

M.A.C. Mission

Dmote. Sever MSK AWR. Risk Rock MSK. AWR. Wane COD.

Florida @18th Street in San Francisco, Ca

See art by MSK and AWR

http://www.streetartsf.com/tag/msk/

http://www.streetartsf.com/tag/awr/

placesworld:

Macedonia (Македонија)

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amarstewart:

"A Tale of the Greats" is a continuation of my Hip Hop Royalty series. The idea was to create a body of work that portrays icons that have inspired me through my years of growing up and painting. I wanted to experiment with a concept that would see these people as if they were in 17th Century Dutch fashion and poses….. This is my interpretation of Modern Day Royalty.

All works are oil on canvas. I do not digitally render or work from sketches . I fully commit myself to these works and spend hours trying to put my take on The Great Masters Works. 

I am excited to be showing this collection and more at my solo show in San Francisco this August. I hope you enjoy the work as much as I have painting them.

This is the first full preview of the works. I’m putting them out to celebrate 4th July :D

For availability on any of these paintings please contact me on info@amarstewart.com

Thanks for all support everyone.

Amar

www.amarstewart.com

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not—banksy:

Stinkfish x APC New Pieces - Bogota, Colombia

hifructosemag:

Ludo is a French artist known for pasting up black and white images with neon green accents on the streets on Paris and worldwide. His imagery often shows mutilated insects, animals, plants or different life forms with added mechanical parts. Strongly influenced by the skateboarding logos and punk imagery from the ’90s, his works comment on the way humans interact and interfere with nature. His limited color palette is a nod to DIY punk culture with its lo-fi, self-published zines and records, and certainly adds a feeling of rawness to his work. Read more on Hi-Fructose

jbfcustoms:

Shark week continues. These are Shark, Alligator, and Sueded Croc.

#incomparable

jbfcustoms:

Shark week continues. These are Shark, Alligator, and Sueded Croc.

#incomparable

mitsurugireiji:

fasteronfire525:

xbeatrce:

It’s important that people see this

I dont even know who this is, but the media pulls shit like this often and it should be publicized.

mark duggan was the young man shot to death by the met police here in london, and whose murder, now ruled controversially as ‘legal’, sparked the summer riots a few years back.

mitsurugireiji:

fasteronfire525:

xbeatrce:

It’s important that people see this

I dont even know who this is, but the media pulls shit like this often and it should be publicized.

mark duggan was the young man shot to death by the met police here in london, and whose murder, now ruled controversially as ‘legal’, sparked the summer riots a few years back.

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versacekardashian:

***ATTENTION ALL UNITED STATES AMERICANS AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY*** 

THE AMERICAN CIVILIANS IN THE CITY OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IS CURRENTLY UNDER ATTACK BY POLICE ENFORCEMENTS!!!

IF YOU ARE UNAWARE OF THE SITUATION GOING ON, WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!

HERE ARE LINKED YOUTUBE VIDEOS PUBLISHED BY THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES IN THE CITY OF FERGUSON:

SIGNAL BOOST THIS!!!

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Q
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
from:Anonymous

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

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thepeoplesrecord:

In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest
August 14, 2014

For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald’s a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown’s shooting as a staging area. Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby. But inside there’s WiFi and outlets, so it’s common for reporters to gather there.

That was the case Wednesday. My phone was just about to die, so as I charged it, I used the time to respond to people on Twitter and do a little bit of a Q&A since I wasn’t out there covering the protests.

As I sat there, many armed officers came in — some who were dressed as normal officers, others who were dressed with more gear.

Initially, both Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post and I were asked for identification. I was wearing my lanyard, but Ryan asked why he had to show his ID. They didn’t press the point, but one added that if we called 911, no one would answer.

Then they walked away. Moments later, the police reemerged, telling us that we had to leave. I pulled my phone out and began recording video.

An officer with a large weapon came up to me and said, “Stop recording.”

I said, “Officer, do I not have the right to record you?”

He backed off but told me to hurry up. So I gathered my notebook and pens with one hand while recording him with the other hand.

As I exited, I saw Ryan to my left, having a similar argument with two officers. I recorded him, too, and that angered the officer. As I made my way toward the door, the officers gave me conflicting information.

One instructed me to exit to my left. As I turned left, another officer emerged, blocking my path.

“Go another way,” he said.

As I turned, my backpack, which was slung over one shoulder, began to slip. I said, “Officers, let me just gather my bag.” As I did, one of them said, “Okay, let’s take him.”

Multiple officers grabbed me. I tried to turn my back to them to assist them in arresting me. I dropped the things from my hands.

“My hands are behind my back,” I said. “I’m not resisting. I’m not resisting.” At which point one officer said: “You’re resisting. Stop resisting.”

That was when I was most afraid — more afraid than of the tear gas and rubber bullets.

As they took me into custody, the officers slammed me into a soda machine, at one point setting off the Coke dispenser. They put plastic cuffs on me, then they led me out the door.

I could see Ryan still talking to an officer. I said: “Ryan, tweet that they’re arresting me, tweet that they’re arresting me.”

He didn’t have an opportunity, because he was arrested as well.

The officers led us outside to a police van. Inside, there was a large man sitting on the floor between the two benches. He began screaming: “I can’t breathe! Call a paramedic! Call a paramedic!”

Ryan and I asked the officers if they intended to help the man. They said he was fine. The screaming went on for the 10 to 15 minutes we stood outside the van.

“I’m going to die!” he screamed. “I’m going to die! I can’t breathe! I’m going to die!”

Eventually a police car arrived. A woman — with a collar identifying her as a member of the clergy — sat in the back. Ryan and I crammed in next to her, and we took the three-minute ride to the Ferguson Police Department. The woman sang hymns throughout the ride.

During this time, we asked the officers for badge numbers. We asked to speak to a supervising officer. We asked why we were being detained. We were told: trespassing in a McDonald’s.

“I hope you’re happy with yourself,” one officer told me. And I responded: “This story’s going to get out there. It’s going to be on the front page of The Washington Post tomorrow.”

And he said, “Yeah, well, you’re going to be in my jail cell tonight.”

Once at the station, we were processed, our pockets emptied. No mug shots. They removed our restraints and put us in a holding cell. Ryan was able to get ahold of his dad. I called my mom, but I couldn’t get through. I couldn’t remember any phone numbers.

We were in there for what felt like 10 or 15 minutes. Then the processing officer came in.

“Who’s media?” he asked.

We said we were. And the officer said we were both free to go. We asked to speak to a commanding officer. We asked to see an arrest report. No report, the officer told us, and no, they wouldn’t provide any names.

I asked if there would ever be a report. He came back with a case number and said a report would be available in a week or two.

“The chief thought he was doing you two a favor,” he said.

The Ferguson Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Lowery’s detention.

Source

ajamae:

faintedincoils:

lovelykeba:

Help the fight against police brutality!

You should definitely do this, but please be safe and knowledgeable about it! Here are some resources for how to safely film/photograph police brutality, as well as information on YOUR rights as you do so:
7 Rules for Recording Police
Know Your Rights: Photographers
Tips for Recording Police Interactions
Please be aware that different states have different laws on the matter.  Check into them so you can know you specific laws, and what to expect if you film the police.  Also check with your state’s chapter of the ACLU; many of them have tips on this matter, and some have pocket foldouts of your rights that you can use to convince the police that no, you aren’t doing anything wrong.

Stay woke.

ajamae:

faintedincoils:

lovelykeba:

Help the fight against police brutality!

You should definitely do this, but please be safe and knowledgeable about it! Here are some resources for how to safely film/photograph police brutality, as well as information on YOUR rights as you do so:

Please be aware that different states have different laws on the matter.  Check into them so you can know you specific laws, and what to expect if you film the police.  Also check with your state’s chapter of the ACLU; many of them have tips on this matter, and some have pocket foldouts of your rights that you can use to convince the police that no, you aren’t doing anything wrong.

Stay woke.

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theoutstallationist:

Bawn Drumlish process.

theoutstallationist:

Bawn Drumlish process.

supersonicart:

PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans.

Recently completed in Isla Mujeres, Mexico was PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans.  The week long street art project found artists Tatiana Suarez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Saner, Celeste Byers, Tristan Eaton, Cinzah Merkens, Pelucas, Nosego, Aaron Glasson, Vexta, Shark Toof, Yoh Nagao, Meggs and Curiot swimming with whale sharks and other endangered oceanic life off the coast of the Mexican paradise then returning to paint beautiful murals depicting the sea creatures to bring awareness to the animal’s importance and endangerment.  The project was sponsored by 1xRUN which has glorious prints of each artists work available now for purchase.  Hit the jump below to watch a beautiful short video of the artists at work and to view photographs by Tre’ Packard of all the finished murals:

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