Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
aka Donald Byrd. Detroit Jazzman.
In celebration of the 311th birthday of Detroit, I present to you one of her greatest sons. This piece was auctioned to raise funds for the Dillon Supply Warehouse mural in downtown Raleigh.
Downtown Raleigh was ground zero for the art battle of the year pitting our cutting edge creative class against one another to win cash, prizes and the coveted Oak City Hustle “Golden Boy” trophy! Stag’s Head Beer Garden was host to the first art show of its kind in Raleigh as 25 artists created pieces under the theme, “The Bad Guys Won”.
I linked up with Red Bull to paint a series of murals at the NC State Graffiti Tunnels that would depict the upcoming matchup of NC State and their next matchup. This was the first in a series of three which featured Mr. Wuf vs the Buzz of Georgia Tech.
Watercolor illustration I created of The Roots for an Art, Beats & Lyrics show in Charlotte a while back.
Finished the “Dia de Los Muertes en la Luna” illustration for the Day of the Dead show in Raleigh earlier this year. Pencil, ink, watercolor and color pencil. My favorite mash up of media. Plus, I created this at the Hilltop Hideaway in Boone, NC – one of my favorite places in the world.
Mark Katz, Director of the Institute of Arts & Humanities at UNC as well as co-founder of the Beat Making Lab reached to to see if I would hook up a mural in their new space for their Carolina Beat Academy class at UNC. I happily accepted and ended up creating a 10ft. UNC Ramses cutting […]
I teamed up with Woeam, Relm and Asem to paint the AhPeele Wall off Capital Blvd. Oak City Hustle was on set to capture the moment.
The 3rd issue of Oak City Hustle hit the streets and is performing amazing. We are having more trouble than ever keeping the distribution points stocked. Issue 4 will be even better so keep your eyes peeled on December 1st!
I have been invited to participate in a fundraiser/silent auction where artists will paint/customize a ceramic pig. The proceeds will go towards the Whole Foods charity “Feed the Farm“. It is sponsored by Whole Foods and the auction will take place at The Pit on March 6th. It took me a day or so for a concept […]
From time to time I go back to my hometown of Detroit to work on a project. This is an except from a project I did a few years back: I grew up in Detroit. Southwest Detroit. I moved to Philly when I was 10 and hadn’t returned to the neighborhood, friends or house that […]