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 »

Finding Christianity

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Joshua, 1977-

“To me, it is not about hell and heaven, but ways to act and live on the planet, harmoniously with other people and still survive. It led me to find value in other things, other than the things I thought were valuable.”

I used to be the guy who said Jesus pretended and Mohamad was a thief. Talking ill of religion, and strongly against it. After my wife died, I started asking, ‘Why? Why? Why?’ Read more »

In Search of a Sanctuary

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Tona, 1992-

“I feel that the universe is taking care of me in merciful ways.”

I have always been looking for a sanctuary. A spot, my spot, where no one can mess with me. The first sanctuary was actually here, I had a place on College Ave. Fancy! $1,100 a month! And I had no money left after that, she laughs. Read more »