Iceberg Spring 2015 RTW collection.

Mr. Cartoon and I, 2006.

From Arizona Highways - May 1975.  “Zuni maidens in traditional dress.  Left to right:  Yvonne Romancito and Clairice Fernando, both Arizona State University students, and Annette Guam, a Phoenix Indian High School student.  It is interesting to note that each of the moccasins requires one whole buckskin to make.”

Contemplating them together, we see that happiness and suffering are equal, just as hot and cold are.  The heat from a fire can burn us to death, while the coldness of ice can freeze us to death.  Neither is greater.  It’s the same with happiness and suffering.  In the world, everyone desires happiness and no one desires suffering.  Nibbana has no desire.  There is only tranqulity.

- Ajahn Chah

Barcelona, 2007.

Kingston photo.

“Bits & Bobs #2″, 2015

A person who is said to be proficient at the arts is like a fool.  Because of the foolishness in concerning himself with just one thing, he thinks of nothing else and thus becomes proficient.  He is a worthless person.

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo - from Hagakure (The Book of the Samurai)

Skullz Press party, SF, 2010.

With SIGHT in Toronto, 2005.

“Bits & Bobs #1″, 2015.  Available at Black Book Gallery April 19.

Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.

- J. Krishnamurti

Greg Lauren Spring 2015 RTW collection.

Navajo family near Monument Valley, Arizona.

Self-portrait with Skull, 2006.

Paris, 2005.

Those skilled in war subdue the enemy’s army without battle.  They capture his cities without assaulting them and overthrow his state without protracted operations.

- Sun Tzu

Duncan X, London.

Greg Lauren Spring 2015 RTW collection.

Paris, 2005.

And one thing I know for sure, that the war against this sacred herb (cannabis), a gift from the Great Spirit, a gift from the spirits of the world, has a planetary significance at this time.  And I submit to you this day, this time, there is an allegiance that needs to be built and a networking that needs to go nonstop… that the time for fighting and resistance is now, and we must escalate to protect the plant, to protect the interests of indigenous populations, and to forge a merger for the salvation and survival of all people is Creation.

- John Splitting-The-Sky Hill, July 4, 1991.

Mike Giant and MC Rock, Albuquerque, 2006.

Kristina, from the Las Chicas de Burque series, 2005.

We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can’t relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, unbiased.

- Pema Chodron

Jack Rudy, 2005.

“Amber”, 2005.

Paris, 2005.

Major Lazer shoot, 2014.

If you see certainty in that which is uncertain, you are bound to suffer.

- Ajahn Chah

Elisa and I at The Getty Villa, 2013.

Paris, 2005.

THC has put dogs into ‘hibernation’ or deep sleep for eight days, after which they immediately awakened and showed no ill effects.  The Army felt this would revolutionize battlefield medicine.  Injured soldiers could be kept in storage until the adequate medical help was available.  A scientist involved with this study fought the Army in the courts for 20 years to have this information released.

- From US Army testing documents, 1950s

Blanket I designed for Hysteric Glamour, 2007.

Lowrider magazine, July 1980.  I moved to Albuquerque with my family in 1979.  If you grew up by the beach, you might lust for surfer girls.  Well, growing up in Burque, I lusted for cholas.

Burque.  Best ditch skating in the world.

Vancouver, 2004.

Do not think about yourself, but be aware of the thought, emotion, or action that makes you think of yourself.

- J. Krishnamurti

Navajo woman near Monument Valley, Arizona.

Jeni, from the Las Chicas de Burque series, 2005.

REBEL8 warehouse crew ain’t nuthin to fuck wit.  @kingston photo.

Albuquerque, 2004.

All warfare is based on deception.

- Sun Tzu

Burque, 1962.

Working @ home in downtown LA, 2013.

For Playboy magazine, 2009.

People have suffering in one place, so they go somewhere else.  When suffering arises there, they run off again.  They think they’re running away from suffering, but they’re not.  Suffering goes with them.  They carry suffering around with them.  If we don’t know suffering, then we can’t know the cessation of suffering.  There’s no way we can escape it.

- Ajahn Chah

Wane COD.

Robert Maguire.

From Playboy magazine, 1962.

SF, 1999.

Do not believe in what you have heard.  Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.  Do not believe anything because it is rumored and spoken of by many.  Do not believe merely because the written statement of some old sage is produced.  Do not believe in conjectures.  Do not believe merely in the authority of your teachers and elders.  After observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it, and live up to it.

- Shakyamuni Buddha

7″ record sleeve graphic for HEIGHT on Doggpony Records.

Norman Rockwell.

Postcard I found in SLC.

Stockholm, Sweden, 1988.

When one  treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders.

- Chang Yu

Hope you can join me at Black Book Gallery in Denver on Sunday April 19 from noon to 7pm for this group show of serious stoners.  I’ll be releasing a new poster as well as some new drawings.  See you there!

With my aunt MaryEllen in front of my grandmother’s house in LeRoy, NY, 1986.

Upon reaching the age of forty, both wise and foolish have gone through an appropriate amount of experience and will no longer be perplexed.

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo - from Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai

“Sexy Beast”, 2015.

Pearl Frush (1907-1986).

Kaws.  San Francisco (Market and 11th), late 1990s.


To lead a life that goes beyond pettiness and prejudice and always wanting to make sure that everything turns out on our own terms, to lead a more passionate, full, and delightful life than that, we must realize we can endure a lot of pain and pleasure for the sake of finding out who we are and what this world is.

- Pema Chodron

“Pasadena”, 2015.

Mike Malone (1942-2007).


San Diego, 1984.

There is a transcendental dimension beyond language… It’s just hard as hell to talk about!

- Terence McKenna

“Headlights”, 2005.

Tattoo on my friend Zack.

Griptape art, 1990.

We want to take the easy way, but if there’s no suffering, there’s no wisdom.  To be ripe for wisdom, you must really break down and cry in your practice at least three times.

- Ajahn Chah

“Do the Math”, 2015.

Vanessa Bruno Spring 2015 RTW collection.

Flyer from a jungle party I threw in my girlfriend’s loft at 6th Street and Natoma in San Francisco in1998.

The houseboat I rented in Amsterdam in 2008.  I miss it.

Nothing comes unannounced, but many can miss the announcement. So it’s very important to actually listen to your own intuition rather than driving through it.

- Terence McKenna

Potrero Skatepark, SF, 2012.  Mike Kershnar photo.

This doc is so good.

Al Moore, 1953.

“Bring the Ruckus”, 2015.

SF, 1994.  Dave Schubert photo.

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

- Iggy Pop

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California recently re-opened to the public after an expert renovation.  

As long as the people who kinda wanna go kill other people are going to go kill other people who kinda wanna go kill other people, you’re killing all the right people and opening up all the best parking spaces.

- Doug Stanhope

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