Prince Enoki’s Insect Orchestra

I flew with an arkestra of insects this past weekend to deliver the printed pollen to Prince Enoki in the beautiful Keswick, Ontario.

Prince Enoki’s Insect Orchestra is the musical projectile of the mighty Scott Peterson and posse. Thanks so much Scott for the weekend of clarity on the beach, it Tito’d the collaboration. The more and more I get out of this city, I wonder why I am still here……

The worms are in the compost, having sex in the Garden of Eden decaying past treasures….

Cafe Neon

I love my friends that have dreams and work so hard to get them. My pals over at Cafe Neon (kafeneion are traditional Greek Cafes) have been working non stop for 6 months opening up their new cafe and their celebrating with a soft opening today.

I did an ephemeral mural on the back wall that will be added to and decayed over time. Come by and whisper the last dream you remember dreaming and I will write it on a piece of paper and paste it on the wall.

Mangopeeler & Maylee Todd

I collaged my friend Maylee Todd’s pedal case for her European tour this summer. Thanks for reppin’ Nards!

These are always the most fun projects, tricking out my friends instruments or cases or their bikes.!

Cruisin’ on my Scraper Bike

Riding round town on my bike on the weekend a couple dudes playing baseball yelled at me with a ‘ruhspectful’ tone, ‘YO! SCRAPER BIKE!’ I decided to google what they just called me for validation that it wasn’t an insult about me and my trusty steed.

Low and behold, looks like I gotta get my wheels to Oakland and show ’em how we do at the Village! DIY cats in all the boroughs worldwide.

Around the Ship

Photos of my studio/home/ship taken by my good friend Yas.

I was surprised one morning to read a note written by my dear cousin Cha Cha, it reads:
‘On Jepoy’s Art’
by Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:15am

Dear Jepoy,

I took a look at mangopeeler today and I wanted to tell you that I appreciate your work. It isn’t “easy” art. In fact, I think it can be abrasive, which makes me want to stop and decide to take another look and then really question what I’m seeing, what it means, and how it makes me feel.

The mixed media, the colours, the displacement—there’s order in the chaos of your art. It’s visceral and hallucinatory, but executed with precision. I especially like how you have easily transformed your living space into an art form. Your home and your fashion seems to be an extension of your art aesthetic. And I enjoy peering at your collages.

Your work has inspired me to take a fresh look at my surroundings and to start some creative work of my own! My media of choice has always been the written word and a little of photography. But your work has tantalized me into also considering collages and textiles.

I’m glad you’re talented enough and brave enough to answer your creative aspirations! The world already has too many pessimists. Pessimists—and accountants.