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Summer days in New York with Toofly

15 Jul

TOOFLY from JAY MALDONADO on Vimeo.

TOOFLY is an artist, designer and social entrepreneur. Born in Ecuador and raised in New York City her work fluidly blends her native roots with the inner city sensibilities of the quintessential “around the way girl.” TOOFLY gained popularity as a teen in the early 90’s as one of the few graffiti women to rise up and paint in a male dominated scene. Through the Younity initiative, a not-for-profit arts collective she co-founded in 2007, TOOFLY has empowered young women to become independent artists and work within their communities. Staying true to her roots TOOFLY continues to draw feelings from the ever-changing world around her. Her work can be found on New York City streets, and within the confines of various art and cultural institutions. TOOFLY’s work has been published in GRAFFITI WOMEN, GRAFFITI NEW YORK, and GRAFFITI THE NEXT LEVEL.

B-GirlBe

30 Jun

Here’s a video from an all girl event in Minneapolis, titled B-Girl Be. This video features many talented graffiti artists including Toofly and Lady Pink.

“Gettin’ it” in Oakland while the game is good!

24 Jun

Welcome to the Few And Far project blog! 

This was our 1st  F&F wall, with many more to come! Here are a few progress photos from Oakland.

scaffold_difficultiesDay1:  Some of us turn up at the wall. (Above) Reds, Mags and Meme laughed at how difficult the (construction grade) steel scaffolding looked, scattered on the sidewalk. Meme rented the scaffold, not knowing how heavy duty it really was. Posts, long screws, supports, heavy duty poles of all different sizes, and no instructions… what a mess!
myla_sketch Myla and her million dollar schemes, super fresh!

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With a little help, we got the scaffolding up, and Mags went straight to painting with her game face on.

acet_a_sketch_oakland_graffiti Acet putting up the sketch

toofly_action Myla at work

acet_begins Acet with a burner in progress…

toofly_progress_oaklandTooFly finally able to start

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Lady_actionDay2: After massive rain storms, we waited for it to calm down, then started to paint. Everyone kept painting through the cold winds and rain drizzles.

reds_toofly_dimeReds,Dime,Toofly

BETH RACHELL
Above: Rachel and Beth having fun getting started

beth_actionTattoo artist, Beth Emmerich, learning how to use spraypaint on her first large mural, amazing!

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Acet-ACtion

wall_during The sun finally came out for us in the afternoon!

few_Far_siloette_graffitiSiloette showed up feeling under the weather, and still got down!

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Toofly_Oakland_acet

ksra_oakland_graffiti_fewandfarKsra knocking out her piece

Toofly_Oakland_few_and_far_graffiti

meme_hops_oakland_graffiti

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nighttime_yardsaleNight2: Painting, out of our minds and totally burnt out! Agana up on the  scaffold, Reds cleaning up, Meme and Muse kept painting untl 3am.

Mags_memers_day3edit Day3: Meme, Mags, Myla, Hops, and Dime with the finishing touches

myla_hops_fewandfar_oakland_graffiti

Dime_toofly

oakland_mandela_pkwy_graffiti_few_and_farThe wall in the works, now finished. Stay tuned for full wall photos.

Photos courtesy of Toofly, Mags, Carlos Aguilar, Jersey Joe, and Flickr.

RED HOT

20 Jun

Want to get some insight from the ladies themselves?

Check out the Few and Far Collective Interview by Art Primo featuring Toofly, Reds, and Ksra.

You can read up on Meme, being interview by OaktownArt blog.  Reds also has an interview in the new issue of, C.O.P. ( chicks on powertrips), a super sick zine to say the least…

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Photos from Oakland

19 Jun

been coming across some really great photos of the wall,heres a few courtesy of Flickr. Be sure to check out Toofly’s blog for some great action shots!

Oakland before

Oakland before

Day 2

Day 2

photo courtesy of stilsayn

179

photo courtesy of stilsayn of Flickr

Beth Emmerich

Myla

Myla

Acet, Muse

Acet, Muse

toofly, dime

toofly, dime

ksra,179

ksra, 179

Lady Mags

Lady Mags

meme, hops

meme, hops

photo courtesy of stilsayn of flickr

agana, reds

photo courtesy of stilsayn of flickr

Hops, 179

wall flick

few and far, oakland

few and far, oakland

Photos courtesy of  Stilsayn and TheHarshTruthoftheCameraEye of Flickr

Few and Far, Oakland 2011

16 Jun

We were honored to gather and showcase such amazing, talented ladies from all over the nation, in Oakland on June 4th. Girls came from as far as Miami, New York, New Jersey, California, and Seattle, flying or driving for several hours , eager to connect and collaborate with each other. Even in the rain, there was no stopping these ladies!

With everyones spectacular participation, we decided this will definitely be the first of many “Few and Far” events, so stay tuned!  Special Thanks to everyone who made this successful event happen.

Big Thanks to our sponsors at  MTN colors ,  Art Primo ,and Nomad Piercing.

oakland graffiti event 2011

Few and Far

Mtn Colors

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