It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
So with graffiti artist gone global artist Shephard Fairey Jailed over tagging, I figured I would do another feature of a graffiti artist that has gone global and mainstream. KAWS a 34 year old Jersey native was on CBS this weekend and I thought I would post it up here for any of you who missed it. KAWS has been huge right from the day he graduated school of visual arts in NY when he landed a job with Disney. I mean how many people does that really happen to? He is a great artist and I love the way he merchandises his art yet he still makes a bundle of his massive canvases. Check out his blog and his website. If you are in LA check out his show as well.