Calligraffiti

This is my gesture of solidarity with those around the world who get beaten with the white end of the short stick, with the American sickness oozing its white pus in Ferguson, ever since our forefathers began to enslave people and create this broken system of unequal horror. I want to die when I think that in my lifetime, I will never see the end of racist misery, religious destruction and ecological evisceration. In case you didn’t know…

Nice shot by @aminosaurus of my impromptu collaboration with @frpart on Saturday. ..though after a massive dog walking group had added their own “artistic input”. 😒

Brandon has an inspiring story of using art as therapy for his chronic pain, and to raise awareness in others.

The lettering is from Yeats (1899), “O vanity of Sleep, Hope, Dream, endless Desire”:

I HEAR the Shadowy Horses, their long manes a-shake,
Their hoofs heavy with tumult, their eyes glimmering white;
The North unfolds above them clinging, creeping night,
The East her hidden joy before the morning break,
The West weeps in pale dew and sighs passing away,
The South is pouring down roses of crimson fire:
O vanity of Sleep, Hope, Dream, endless Desire,
The Horses of Disaster plunge in the heavy clay:
Beloved, let your eyes half close, and your heart beat
Over my heart, and your hair fall over my breast,
Drowning love’s lonely hour in deep twilight of rest,
And hiding their tossing manes and their tumultuous feet.

#rakeart #sf #oceanbeach #calligraphy #calligraffiti

it’s “did you know” o'clock 🕑: this tag, amongst a few others, was one of the inspirations to start this Handstyler thing after seeing it floating around on the internet. many moons later, I found out it was by the crazily talented Pant (@felipepantone). he was also awesome enough to do an interview, which you all can read at www.handstyler.com (link in bio). head on over and gain some insight into the cursive talents of @felipepantone !
#felipepantone #pantub #handstyle #graffiti