Thursday, August 7, 2014

Respect Boston



Respect Boston

Pushed to my brink, I gave up everything I had. For the respect of all who struggle to survive in the street, I took $2000 out of my bank, and gave it away. My intention was to say, that if you see someone sitting on the ground asking for something, and you can afford to give, please reconsider walking away. I try to love and respect people of all sexuality and color, and pushed to the brink I became homeless by choice. I demonstrated a common human bond that I share with people from the street.

When I left the warm and loving home I grew up in around age 16, I ran away to Portland, Maine, with a suitcase full of paintings, I made $200 cash sitting in front of a Starbucks. This is not to say that I didn’t grow up in a great home, but occasionally my lifestyle was hard for my parents to understand. I learned at that age, that I could depend on the skill in my hands and mind, to guide me through anything I encountered, whether it be the law, addiction, or sobriety. I love my family and thank them for providing for me everything I could ever want over the years.

Above all, I appreciate the value of hard work that has always been central to the family I grew up with.

This brings up the notion of family in response to what I have done over the past week or so.

Family can grow far beyond the reaches of the bloodlines you are born with. The bonds of trust that you develop with those closest to you grow far beyond your father, mother, sister and brother from birth. As my best friend Jenova 7 once put it as we boxed each other and tore apart various things in my apartment, “friendship is forever.”

This is what I have been standing for over the course of my career as an artist, and over the past 9 months have intensely dealt with between my blood family, and the greater community of music and arts that I have offered a safe haven to create in and feel at home.

To have just one night to sleep in a warm bed, take a shower, and eat a hot meal can do wonders for the psyche of anyone, but especially the mind of anyone that has spent day after night roaming the streets of an urban wilderness. Wandering the streets is to navigate the psychosis of what brought one there in the first place. So I say, do not look down upon this creature, but look across to them as if seated at a dinner table sharing a meal, and understand that your love could put them back together.

I spent 3 days with a Gulf War veteran I have known for 3 years. He is an honest man. Between us, the PTSD and sleepless hours last longer than a lifetime, and I trust him like a father. For a moment in time I felt like he was all I had.





Monday, July 21, 2014

Honesty as an American Policy

WHEN I WAS 15 I TOOK BOTTLES AND CANS AND WENT TO JUVENILE HALL

WHEN I WAS 16 I GOT A SPEEDING TICKET FROM RYAN MARTIN

WHEN I WAS 18 I GOT CHARGED WITH TRESPASSING AND MARIJUANA

PARPHENALIA POSSESSION ON CHRISTMAS DAY

WHEN I WAS 20 I WAS CHARGED WITH AN OUI FOR UNDERAGED DRINKING

I PLEAD GUILTY

WHEN I WAS 23 I WAS CHARGED WITH TRESPASSING FOR STICKING UP FOR ONE OF

MY BEST FRIENDS SUNIL

WHEN I WAS 23 I WAS IN A RESEARCH EXPERIMENT FOR ADDERALL ADDICTS

WHEN I WAS 21 I SPENT 9 DAYS IN WORCESTER STATE MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR

ADDERALL ADDICTION

AFTER THAT I REBULT MYSELF

WHEN I WAS 23 I SPENT 5 DAYS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY JAIL FOR BEING

HONEST

ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING

WHEN I WAS 23 I GOT SOBER OFF OF ADDERALL

WHEN I WAS 26.85 YEARS OF AGE I STILL STRUGGLED WITH THE PTSD OF MY

MISTAKES AS AN ADULT MAN

WHEN I AM NOW SAMUEL JAMES MATHER WILCOX

I AM MYSELF

I AM NOT A DRUG DEALER

I OBEY THE LAW

I WANT TO BE FREE

FROM

THE MENTAL PRISON

I AM

RESPONSIBLE

FOR

CREATING

LOVE

SAMPSON.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jenova 7 Anthology

This is a collection of my top 10 favorite Jenova 7 songs to listen to while designing iOS applications.

1. Metamorphosis



2.  Dark Water Jazz



3. Moonlight Vibe



4. Smooth Jazz Backup



5.  Midnight In Paris



6. Inner Space



7. Haiku (Tribute To Nujabes)



8. Under The Falling Stars



9. Out With A Bang



10. Life Is Just A Ride

Dear Citizens Bank Creative/Art Director

Please hire me to be the in-house designer, that a talent scouting agency just interviewed me for. I really want the job, and promise to work myself to the bone and do the job right for you. I have plenty of experience with CS6 and with 3D Max. I will make beautiful things for you and generate the concepts you need.

Please feel free to call me with any questions if you need to see more portfolio work.

Sincerely,

Sampson







Sunday, July 13, 2014

Believe in Yourself

Believe
In Yourself
or No 
One
Person
Will.




You Will be 
Nobody.



Everything 
You
Care
About
Will
Perish
Like
Dust.



Don't
Forget 
about What You
Came here for.

It is your
Purpose.
Your Reason
TO BE.

OBEY

TO

BE

NO

TH

ING

.









Sunday, July 6, 2014

OBEY MUSIC BOSTON








Saturday, July 5, 2014

Snoop Dog Wiz Kawtf did I just Watch

Dear Internetz,

I just had the pleasure of watching Snoop and Wiz get high as fuck for 2 hours approx.

Whoa. The "film," High School portrays the young Wiz and older OG Kushmaster of Ceremonies, mister pimpadelic Snoop Dogg, Credited as "STONED AS SHIT," aka Bigg Snoop.

That was the funniest/strangest plotline of "comedy," or WTFery I have seen in a while.

It took me 5 hours, .5 Miller Lite's and Flash backs to watching TODD WALKER's SHUTTER ISLAND to remember method acting talent done that well. I see you Todd Baby. Just google TODD WALKER and he comes up a iMBD of whatevers most awesomest fucking dude to ever come out of the BOSTON film tradition of crime drama and is currently CASTING for BOSTON Ballistic. GOOGLE TODD MOFUCKIN WALKER.

Anyways, back to my review of the stoned bullshit I just enjoyed so thoroughly.

I really try to avoid Marijuana at all costs.

I used to smoke spliffs in my shower, and it got me kicked out of College once.

Butt, I do still respect peoples habits, vices, or whatever it is that makes Snoop or Wiz get more money or pussy.

Holy shit.

I personally like fishing and tobacco. And Miller Lite.

Different Strokes.

Dayum Snoop. I shook your hand once at a concert back stage. You were fucking smoking a lot of weed.

My buddy Jenova7 and I traveled out to LA and San Diego to perform at the World Beat center. And DAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYUUUUUUUM. Mofuckas smoke so much trees on the West Coast.

All I did was drink Poland Springs and try not to get hit by cars. I didn't even know you could legally just smoke the shit out there... I didnt even smoke a damn THANG Lol.

I love art and Music.

Snoop and Wiz love method acting like stoners.

I love art and music.

Snoop and Wiz made a short film called HIGH SCHOOL, and nobody will care about it in 100 years.

BUUUUUUUTTTTTT

Reference Apocalypse Now  by Coppola of the English Classic Novel Heart of Darkness and your speaking my language of film studies. MMMMMMM I love this dragon dictation shit.

2001 Space Oddyssey or The Big Lebowski are two other films I barely can make it through. George Lucas is also a sellout.

James Cameron Blows.

Hmmm. Keep your eyes out for TODD WALKER and I shooting a new one called BOSTON BALLISTICS. I have been getting into a Christopher Walkenesque COP role through method acting studies of Deniro in Taxi Driver and The Departed. Maybe reading a few Depp interviews about not drinking.

Or Pirates.

Yo ZUCKERBERG. YOUR UI STILL BLOWS.

Code a googleable Site. like FB and the Virgin Mobile or fuckin Oracle Yacht guy will pick up the tab.

Signing off Internetz,

Love,

Samuel James Mather Wilcox

aka

Samo

aka

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GOOGLE?

Sampson

OBEY

CSS

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OBEY SAMFANZINI

Dear Internetz,

I Samuel James Mather Wilcox would just like to apologize for any of the confusion regarding my artwork. Anyone interested in speaking with be personally about the nature of MY ARTWORK or usage of MY INTELLECTUAL property can slip a large envelope of cash or check under the door of my studio space, or mailbox located at 369 Harvard St. I apologize for any confusion regarding the nature of my art or design practice that I manage. If you are one of Sampson Wilcox' interns, do not vandalize anything until I get to speak with you in person on the street... where talented artists and designers learn a trade or craft as an apprentice.

Hijos, aprenda como escribir como SOYO era mi TAG in Worcester cuando yo me crecia solo, como un pintor, siempre solo, soltero, pasando por la calle, sin nadie pero mi mismo. Escriba con tu mano izquierda y to right hand, con dos pinceles. Your hands can be your paint brushes si quieras. Como NERUDA dijo, tan largo es el olvido y tan corto es el amor.

Also, young graffiti wrighters of NEW ENGLAND' street art community. Behind the big apartment building near the tracks. You can find a nearly complete piece of shit painting by CALEB NEELON also the author of THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAFFITI aka ICH aka HARVARD GSD EDUCATION GRADUATE.

I REGULARY COVER UP ICH

Anyways, sometimes you shit gets BUFFED. No beef Caleb.

So, shitty interns.

Do not vandalize PRIVATE PROPERTY, or us COPWRIGHTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

I really could care less about my 5 years of life in WORCESTER. ALSO, CLARK UNIVERSITY is a cool place. Thats where I really learned how to paint and operated my first purchased tattoo guns in the basement of ESTABROOK HALL. Fuckin sick vandazlism times buffing out AL BUNDY aka, BRITNEY's SPEAR MURALS. I almost got hit by so many trains painting drunk on the PROVIDENCE/WORCESTER CSX/AMTRAK/MBTA train lines.

DEAR INTERNS,

DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL AND VANDALIZE PRIVATE PROPERTY. YOU ARE ALL FIRED AS OF TODAY. FIND A NEW APPRENTICESHIP.

LOVE,
SAMPSON

I SAMUEL JAMES MATHER WILCOX am done dealing with irresponsible creative.

PLEASE do not attempt to contact me unless you have been working in a craft or trade for 7+ years. If you have mastered a craft or trade like wood, glass, metal, breathing fire, or not fucking people over. Feel free to CALL me on the TELEPHONE.

I SAMUEL JAMES MATHER WILCOX, not SAMPSON WILCOX or OBEY am dysgrafic.

WHAT used to be called dyslexic or color blind.

I can see shapes and colors very rapidly. I can speak most romance languages fluently. I learned latin in middle school. I SAMUEL JAMES MATHER WILCOX love all people and races.

I SAMUEL JAMES MATHER WILCOX am currently working on my DESIGN degree at the New England School of Painting, which is slowly being closed by Suffolk University.

I understand now, why.

I have massive student debt now.

This is fine by me.

I have applied to a lot of hourly shit jobs.

People dont call me back.

I guess I will just walk to the next foreign body of water, and continue with my thesis research A PERIPATETIC JOURNEY OF INQUIRY AKA FUCK OFF SHITTY PANEL THAT DIDNT UNDERSTAND ARISTOTLE WHEN I WAS DEFENDING MY THESIS AFTER ONE SEMESTER OF GRADUATE SCHOOL. GOOGLE SAMPSON WILCOX or OBEY your nobodies.

I LOVE ART and DESIGN.

END OF RANT almost.

FUCKIT.

GOOGLE SIRI.

GOOGLE?! WTF?

lolz.

WHAT EVEN IS A SEARCH ENGINE.


AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. YES. GOOGLE. OR WINDOWS. OR DRAGON DICTATION.

or HTML or CSS or C++ learn JAVASCRIPT or another BINARY STRUCTURED method of encryption.

I LOVE the earth. Its round. And very blue and green. I am currently doing some hobbyist research on Mayan Numbering Systems, as a continuation of my original Anthropological work through Harvard, begun by Ivan Vogt in the 1960's. Carol D'Lugo is the coolest spanish teach I have had to date, besides all the crazy people I met In CENTRAL AMERICA.

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY AND SITUATIONISM is the school of thought I worked in at CLARK UNIVERSITY, and I will not post any more SLANDER or DEFAMATION content on this website.

I am a peaceful child at heart, and summertime in Boston is hot.

I love all creatures equally.

If the shit hits the fan, my only words of wisdom for anyone are Cest' Bon.

Walk to another calmer place and lay down. Rub the dirt. Spit on your hands. Wipe it off.

Cest' Bon. This home is a beautiful earth.

Trust your family. La familia es todo como dice Don Whatever in Breaking Bad... Brian Cranston is a CHEMISTRY GENIUS. Good film series.

Cest' Bon Jesus, o Juan o Don o Mama o Miguel o Mike o Miko o Seth o AMIGO o truck or ponte en la camionets y VAYANSE GRINGO!

Green go?

GRINGO!

Cest' BON is just another way to communicate with another person or creature.

Signing of DEAR INTERNETZ

Love,

Samuel James Mather Wilcox aka White Guy from Maine
ps. OM

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

9 Years of Tattoo Work


OBEY PHYSICAL GRAFFITI
BOSTON 2014


I went through our checks and looked in the system to make sure it didnt scan to another account. Please write another check and if the other comes up I will return to you. Once we receive payment you can disregard notice.

Dear Jen,

I just received the notice to quit and terminate due to an arreage of $717.88, which appears to be close to my portion of the rent, which I definitely wrote a check of $722.18 for on 27th of February.

I did have my room mate Ryan take the envelope of checks down and he mentioned some confusion over the amount because he forgot about the increase on the new lease, so perhaps my check was misplaced on his end of looking over the checks, or could it have been misfiled in some way in the office?

I am in the building today and can swing by to write a new check, but I just want to know what happened to the first one, as well as the amount of 717.88 vs 722.18.

Thanks,

Dear Visitor Assistants,

Attached please find the schedules for the next three (3) weeks through the end of March. Please let me know as soon as possible if there are errors, edits, or other changes that need to be made

Below is some information/scheduling for our Barry McGee opening as well as the Special Events Schedule through April if anyone is interested in picking up some of the TBDs:

>>Barry McGee VIP & Member Opening on Friday, April 5th (opens to the public on Saturday, April 6th)
We are opening the McGee exhibition internally (to the Press, etc) 10A-5P on Friday April 5th. In order to give as many of you hours as possible, I have plugged in VAs who usually work Friday nights to work in the galleries for the opening, at the special events pay rate of $12 an hour. The event scheduled time is 6-10 (arriving at 5:30.) If you are one of the scheduled VAs below, and are unable to work till 10, please let me know.

One more thing that I would add - while some folks are "understanding" of the ownership's needs to raise rental prices, that was never really the plan for this building. It was supposed to stay affordable (and that's not a relative term to the skyrocketing rents in Fort Point / Seaport).

Ownership messed up the co-op conversion, pissed off the residents who wanted to own, subsequently messed up Bob Keuhn's Trust that was supposed to see a 23million dollar benefit from the sale of this building, and are now trying to make good to the beneficiaries by making money off this building. Meanwhile their loan amounts were fixed at 3.x% in 2009 by a friendly (and possibly dumb) move I ALONE made to help them out with HUD/BRA. To thank me/us for stabilizing their costs they continue raising rents to make up for their previous mistakes.

Burns me up. The goal of the previous board in 2009 when co-op failed was to stabilize rent costs. It's in the former minutes. People "didn't believe" in the board at that time so after a year it became too thankless to continue pressing forward. Now... here we are.

eric levin

Adrienne Lee
7/20/13




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http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/jun/21/my-secret-life-graffiti-artist

VA’s if you have not already seen this article, I have attached it here for you. We talked about this article a little this weekend, so enjoy!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Old Works - 2005-2010

I am publishing a book of old works on paper. Most of these pieces I sold on the streets of Portland, Maine, or Worcester, Massachusetts. A few of them even made it out into the streets of Antigua, Guatemala. Most of them went for free, or just a few dollars and some change. I think my motto the whole time was "Pay What You Will." I was inspired by the Radiohead album, In Rainbows. 

I would just like to thank a few people for believing in me along the way and supporting my craft, as I sold my work like a raving lunatic in the streets. 

Robert Tobin, Seth West, Tim Murdoch, Tina Phillips, Christian Millian, Bryan Breault, Michael J. Sirois, Tina Zlody and the Arts Worcester Crew, Hanley Denning and the Safe Passage brigade, Sara Tarbox, Matthew Woods Sidar, Steve Rothschild, Dean Denise Darrigrand, Aunt Leslie, and last but not least, Gilbert and Cynthia Wilcox. Oh, and why not, Miko Carating. I love you all. Meg and I are gonna make a sick book. 

This is just a sample of a few pieces*





























3 Short Essays to Pay off my Student Loans

Lust for Labor


It was the early dawn and all I could hear was a dove on the hills. All I could see was the green simmering blogs of Wall Street. To be a day laborer or to wear a suit like richest beggar put me into a buddhist slumber.

My father keeps telling me to invest in Apple. When he started to piss me off the other day, offering to loan me $50,000 USD to start a new software company, I immediately sold my iPhone to the nearest bodega owner in Boston, and bought a burner Nokia Lumia. I was walking around, in Chinatown attempting to teach myself a few different dialects of Chinese but the only thing I really figured out is how quickly the stock market fluctuates.

I'm not sure what a bull market is, but I am most aware of how equality works. Two weeks ago when my fiancé became irritated by my lounging about, I picked up El Planeta, the local Spanish newspaper for Boston, and instantly called the hotline for day labor. I worked for a company called labor ready. They paid me $10 an hour in cash to dig shrubs in Malden for Labor Day.

The white Irish Catholic guys who subcontracted us (me and a bunch of Guatemalan illegals) screamed at me as if I was fresh off the boat, or sprinting for the border like I heavily suntanned George Bush. I could only “dar una vuelta al lado para decir,” to the Guatemalans, “idiotas.”

Sources:

www.sampsonwilcox.com
www.nytimes.com
www.reuters.com
www.elplaneta.com
www.eldiario.com


Hereville Atop a Mountain Far


Tenango Design Corporation was founded in 2007. It began as an artist collective with began chalk and washable paint on the brick walls of Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts.

When I worked for Apple, in Cambridge, near Harvard and MIT, I worked on the genius bar. Though I didnt last long, it was a good realizion that technology and social skills are my strong suit.

Tenango is a mayan and suffix for ‘ville’ or ‘town’ just as an English we have Portland. Or, Waterville, Maine for that matter. While living in Guatemala near Antigua I would frequently climb volcanoes and one time met a shaman. The shaman told me “Acatenango,” means ‘here ville, “ayatenango” means over there ville.’

At Tenango design we build customized small business technology packages. We focus on personal stories and connect them first with mobile devices. Just as in India micro-investment has helped many people rise and the caste system, Tenango design helps small business owners figure out their needs and successfully navigate the treacherous business waters of America.


Pay it Forward: OBEY Student Loan Debt


If you want to start a small business with a website, my first piece of advice is to go to the Apple Genius Bar, or Windows store guru bar, and get their phone number. Then, take them out to coffee, tea, or a beer if they're of age, and have them site map, mockup, and use Word Press to build you a website. Pay them $100 an hour, and they'll be your friend and employee forever.

Respecting young creative talent and intellectual property is paramount if you are a small business owner. Develop a personal relationship. Find out what this young creative’s goals are, where they are from, And why they are working for $16/hr for a multi billion dollar corporation like the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. If you really need to know why I blew the cover on that name dropping you can call me at 207-239-7169.

Intellectual property is yours the thoughts that you create inside yourself have everything to do with why you have survived this long as you have on this very dangerous planet flying through our solar system. Pay people what they are worth. Give a young indentured student, a fleeting chance in the American economy.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

OBEY the Wall Street Journal and come to Richual Space


SOUL FOR SALE

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/art/4509614751.html