Imagination is more important than knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

London, 1990.

Jeff Luger photo.

My homie Alon in Paris with his bombed Cadet.

All religions flow ultimately to the one ocean.  Transcendental Meditation is a technique to experience that ocean, and it’s a technique practiced by people from all religions.  Transcendental Meditation itself is not a religion – it’s not against any religion; it’s not against anything.

- David Lynch

Unreleased project for Adidas, 2008.

Toronto, 2012.

Betty Grable, 1953.

One must keep right on drawing.  Draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil.  As long as you do not hold a balance between your seeing of things and your execution, you will do nothing that is really good.

- Alphonse Dominique Ingres

Tony Alva.

My old Cannondale.  My friend Axel in Paris rides it now.

“Aerosolics” by Risk and Slick, LA, 1991.

“Stage Fright” by Jack Keef, 1968.

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.

- Muhammad Ali

Ann Miller, 1943.

SF, 2008.  Jeff Luger photo.

Vulcan in background, 1980s.

The artist should not sacrifice his ideals to a landlord and a costly studio.  A rain-tight roof, frugal living, a box of colors, and God’s sunlight through clear windows keep the soul attuned and the body vigorous for one’s daily work.

- Albert Pinkham Ryder

Tony Alva and I @ House of Vans, Brooklyn, 2012.

Toronto, 2006.

The thing about meditation is:  You become more and more YOU.

- David Lynch

Paris Catacombs, 2007.

Jesse Alba.  So good.


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

- Henry David Thoreau

“Roach Coach” by Stan Peterson.

Suzanne Somers, 1982.

Got my head tattooed yesterday by Ian Lutz at Lifetime Tattoo in Denver.  Psyched.  8 for LIFE!

Do not seek death.  Death will find you.  But seek the road that makes death a fulfillment.

- Dag Hammarskjold

Jack Rudy.

San Diego, 2005.

Santa Cruz, 1984.

It’s not bragging if you can back it up.

- Muhammad Ali

With my old graffiti writing partner Vez One and I at my first solo show in NYC, 2002.

I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.

- Woody Allen

Riot at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, Feb 2-3, 1980. 33 inmates died and more than 200 inmates were treated for injuries. None of the 12 officers taken hostage were killed, but seven were treated for injuries caused by beatings and rapes. The actual death toll may have been higher, as a number of bodies were incinerated or dismembered during the course of the mayhem.

Jesse Martinez.

Leigh from the Cyclists of SF series.

We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.

- Anais Nin

Katy from the Cyclists of SF series.

Raquel Welch, 1967.

“Outlaw Clone” by Fritz Schenck,

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

- Baba Ram Dass

Matt Hensley.

Frances Howard, 1925.

We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.

- J. Krishnamurti

“Lil Coffin” by Dave Stuckey, 1954.

Eric Dressen, Dogtown Skateboards.

Raquel Welch, 1966.

I always knew it would end like this.

- Malcolm X

Vans, 1986.

Karina, from the Cyclists of SF series.

Jay Adams RIP.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

- The Serenity Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi

Rob Roskopp street model - Santa Cruz Skateboards.  Art by Jim Phillips.

Lynda Carter, 1976.

“The Ghost” by Carl Casper.

The next time you lose heart and you can’t bear to experience what you’re feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our own weakness, we can choose to stay present and awake to our experience, not rejecting it, not grasping it, not buying the stories that we relentlessly tell ourselves. This is priceless advice that addresses the true cause of suffering—yours, mine, and that of all living beings.

- Pema Chodron

Selfie, Helsinki, Finland, 1988.

Dave Hackett, 1986.

New poster edition to be released at Blacklist Tattoo in Albuquerque on July 12.

Painting by Pakayla Biehn.

The planet is fine. The people are fucked.

- George Carlin

“Fire Truck” by Frank Miller.

Farrah Fawcett.

It is only when we begin to relax with ourselves that meditation becomes a transformative process. Only when we relate with ourselves without moralizing, without harshness, without deception, can we let go of harmful patterns.

- Pema Chodron

Natas Kaupas and Mark Gonzales.

Dia de Los Muertos, El Salvador, 2007.

This is worth seeing.  It’s only a minute.

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It’s the mirror of your consciousness: this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joys and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

- J. Krishnamurti

Denver 5-0.

Bo Derek, 1979.

“Dragula” by Dick Dean.

They say you have an umbilical cord and an etheric cord, which is the invisible cord that attaches you to your soul, your mother’s soul, and all other souls.  When one passes away, you really lose something.  It’s physical and mental; it’s real.  Part of you dies.


Mark Gonzales.

Kayapo people of Brazil, 1984.

Hope to see you there!

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