~DREW MILLER, RON REGE Jr, DUKE RILEY, JE_ANDRE & THE MIRF – my most fab, fave black & white art, so far !!
BLACK & WHITE – !! !!! !!!! !!!!!
STICKS & STONES, WILL BREAK MY BONES – but BLACK & WHITE, will NEVER, EV-AH – HARM ME !!
oh, my poor smokin, heart-breakin’ . . heart.
takes . . ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’ – to the next level.
they do really cool stuff. on the tres dry, dark side of the ‘line’.
design by @JE_ANDRE aka JEAN ANDRE – ink by @thecrayoner aka TARIK, PARIS TATTOO CLUB
image via @je_andre
and of course, 2 ‘finds’ from upstate NY . .
aka ‘found’ art.
speaking of . . FRANKENSTEIN, LOL LOL LOL LOL !! !!! !!!! !!!!!
FREAKY, FRANKENSTEIN BLACK INK TAT – ESOPUS CREEK, PHOENICIA, NY
by anonymous ?
and I don’t think – in this case, ‘anonymous’ . . is a woman ??
FILE UNDER: NOT SO . . . FUNNY !!!!!
a 14-yr old girl, apparently a really sweet, and athletic cheerleader from Connecticut – tragically got caught in a tree branch ‘strainer’ tubing down the Esopus creek, on holiday with her dad, and drowned the day before we showed up – for same route, on Sunday Labor Day weekend.
they do a dam ‘release’ on special weekends – so it’s really EXTREME, WHITE WATER TUBING !!!!!
mad strong currents, rocks, trees, hidden obstacles. high rushing water levels.
totally un-supervised. more or less.
she wasn’t wearing a life preserver. TINKER TUBES which rents tubes to day-tourists and locals alike, makes, or at least indicates that you need to wear . . a life jacket. she wasn’t.
needless to day, the dam ‘release’ had been shut down by Sunday – but it was still, damn scary !!
and, no – NOT FUNNY. sad.
you’d think the t-shirts would be gone, but apparently . . commerce rules.
tel me about it.
black & white – !!!!
good, bad, sad – or, just . . . twisted.
damn, it’s frikking tough – out there.
human bio-life, human survival – is so fragile.
half the globe’s at war.
the rest is in . . . denial.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, unless otherwise noted.