The Art of Dean Story Master
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Community Folk Arts Central... Art  Moves!

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"ECLECTIC"

...In NYC on the Street Art Scene ... The Object is to Stand Out...

...this "Aye Mojuba" Motif ( Heaven & Earth - Salute! ) is one of my most eclectic motifs that I developed over a 20+ year period. Most of my work is on Black T Shirts because that is by far the most popular color shirt among the general population. I bought closeouts which featured a variety of colors.
Some T- Shirt I paid as little as 50 cents apiece.  I bought 400 of those and sold about 60%.
These popular 100% cotton Brands were purchased for $1.49 each. > Regular supply...
 
"Aye Mojuba" is a Spiritual Principle in Yoruba Folkloric Culture that honors Heaven and Earth
as an eternal cycle and also in the Objective of Prayer.
We live on the Earth Onile... The Orisha Live in Olorun...we meet in Olofi...
"OYA Niger" ~ Wind over Onile ~ Eternal Earth
Matrix Rising is Omi ( Water ) ...when it rains, Oba Shango brings Fire...

AWO!...






LATELY I'VE  BEEN KNOWN TO BE A CUT UP...


These types of shirts are FUN to do but not that easy to sell...
You can't get crazy or when you come down you'll have a lot of wasteful & disturbing pieces that you bury somewhere. You can waste a lot of supply if money is important.

These are 4th generation studio pieces...originally a circular or rectangular
design on a shirt...then a little Splatter...then more and Cut to finish...
...when I feel really confident in an idea like these,
I'll have 20 or 30 pieces that I can just be free and revolutionary with...
Like GRRR...I WANT NEW STUFF...GRRRR..& go for it!

...I try to direct my series works to an end...if I do 3 dozen and sell 40% or 50%, I'll pack the rest and move on to another project. I have at times made my living solely from hand painted T shirts. I would do as many as 18 pieces in a night. A variety of off the top of the head free style designs. I never rely on trying to sell a whole batch at one time unless I produce for that.

Production is a group skill where you buy, plan, create, "finish" and then market after reviewing the collection and taking out the masterpieces for your personal collection. Selling regularly is about having a broad knowledge of design, Current Trends in Culture, Your own personal offering that is your signature work - and Personality. When people recognize what they are looking at and like what they hear - they become interested.

My work from the studio is wide spread in style and approach. I always do complicated pieces mixed with simpler designs and then I always do my (C) Splatter Dash 2019 style after mostly fine line and brush work. People generally take Splatter Painting as All Jackson cloning, but my working style is hand and finger manipulation with a little Arm. I am small scale as opposed to Pollack who's work is Mural sized. He painted with his whole body from the arm and he traveled feet
at a time when doing a sequence. My Pollack Influence is mainly after Image - the Look. But his work can't be duplicated because of the amount of layering that can't be detected.

For depth...
I use the dark matt cotton I apply the paint in a pattern where I control the type of splat I get and apply one color at a time from dark to light "usually" >one shot...