Invisible

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Bruce, 1980-

“She was a 19 years old Caucasian. She committed suicide, and they found a note on her body. The note said, ‘Thank you for the acknowledgment, it feels good when you’re invisible.’ That’s all the note said.”

It is a big challenge to think positive, I guess in anybody’s shoes. But I will say, in going through what I’ve been going through, when you’re down and out and you’re doing your best to think positive, being acknowledged makes a huge difference. For some people Read more »

The Mastery of Love

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Bruce, 1980-

“I dare you, I dare anybody to read these books. He inspires my life, he gives me hope, he helps me get a different outlook. That’s your homework. ”

From books, to movies to music, to favorite foods, I am very diverse. I can’t say my favorite, I can’t even do a top 20 list because it is hard to squeeze them all in. But I will say, my favorite book, Read more »

Genghis Kahn

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Sean, 1978-

“He fanatically loved artists, engineers, and everyone with a different mind. Whenever he raided a place, he would line them all up, get everyone together and separate them to groups. Who’s an artist here? And I’d be in that group. ”

Right now, I’m reading a book about Genghis Kahn. Did you know that one percent of the population of all the world can say ‘I’m related Genghis Kahn!’? The book goes through his entire life. He was born in the year of the horse and was a Cancer. So am I. He took an arrow to the neck, right to the neck and lived. No one lives after that, but he did. Read more »

Call Me Patches

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Sean, 1978-

“My art, my entire life is based on my art. First it was an interest, then it was a passion, and then an obsession. I can’t imagine my life without doing any artwork or something creative.”

My name is Sean, everyone calls me Patches. I am an artist, freelance artist. I am also a free spirit, and like to say the word ‘free’, he smiles. I make patches; have been doing it for six years. Before that, I did various things. Regular canvass work, like the guy right there, he points at a young man, a few feet away on the sideway, painting on canvass. I did canvass work, I did murals, I did comic books. You name it, I’ve done it, artistically-wise. Read more »

Buy, Consume, Buy, Consume

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Christopher, 1986-

“It just became so meaningless after a while. Everything was about money, status, and class, and after a while, it destroys your soul; it really does.”

What people do every day: go to work, spend all their time in a cubicle or whatever, most of the time hating their jobs, away from their loved ones, doing shit that they don’t even want to do, and going home. We sit out here and we just watch people every day go up and down the street: buy, consume, buy, consume. No one is happy, no one is smiling, Read more »