Magic Sketch

Filmed my friend doing some amazing etch-a-sketch artwork

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"The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world could actually come to an end. The plain fact is, religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having in key decisions made by religious people. By irrationalists, by those who would steer the ship of state not by a compass, but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken. George Bush prayed a lot about Iraq, but he didn’t learn a lot about it. Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It’s nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith, and enable and elevate it are intellectual slaveholders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction. Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think it’s wonderful when someone says, “I’m willing, Lord! I’ll do whatever you want me to do!” Except that since there are no gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people with their own corruptions and limitations and agendas. And anyone who tells you they know, they just know what happens when you die, I promise you, you don’t. How can I be so sure? Because I don’t know, and you do not possess mental powers that I do not. The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble, and that’s what man needs to be, considering that human history is just a litany of getting shit dead wrong. This is why rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price. If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you’d resign in protest. To do otherwise is to be an enabler, a mafia wife, for the true devils of extremism that draw their legitimacy from the billions of their fellow travelers. If the world does come to an end here, or wherever, or if it limps into the future, decimated by the effects of religion-inspired nuclear terrorism, let’s remember what the real problem was that we learned how to precipitate mass death before we got past the neurological disorder of wishing for it. That’s it. Grow up or die."

- Bill Maher (Religulous)

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December

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#pnw #upperleftusa

#pnw #upperleftusa

06

December

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#upperleftusa #pnw

06

December

Eyes never resting, forever dilated in darkness. Fixating on figures floating, a boy hanging, a deity weeping. Sweat drips as anxiety peaks, thoughts are a pinwheel in hurricane winds. Cool air licks my pores in the blackness of night. Reality shifts and I am gone, sleep is impossible, but dreaming is in motion. Diving into my mind and swimming through consciousness I am engulfed. Drowning in ideas - suffocating. Relieving pressure from the swelling as if I could change the world through unspoken thought, yet I remain myself and the boy still hangs. A noose has claimed the reigns, in an attempt to end life’s pain.

06

December

Shot in Index, WA

Are these substances opening my mind, or dumbing it down? Thoughts intertwined, numbing me now.
Hanging on by a thread, my book is unbound,
This life feels dead, an abandoned lost and found.
Lost love - isolation
Found self - motivation
Lost time - expiration
Found art - mixed elation
A carousel of compensation.
Push me from this navigation,
I’m in need of deviation.
This lost and found is suffocation.

magicsketch:

Reckless ALF #etch#a#sketch

magicsketch:

Reckless ALF #etch#a#sketch

04

September

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magicsketch:

Squid #etch#a#sketch#art

My friend doing some sick etch-a-sketch art

magicsketch:

Squid #etch#a#sketch#art

My friend doing some sick etch-a-sketch art

04

September

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#art #etch #a #sketch #drawing #northwest #portland #vancouver #support #idependent #artwork

I before E

except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour

24

August

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N O R T H C O V E

Northwest roots
#pnw #upperleftusa

Northwest roots
#pnw #upperleftusa

07

August

#upperleftusa #pnw

We’ve got the universe in our hands @freddysanchez @mitchellmares #spraypaint

We’ve got the universe in our hands @freddysanchez @mitchellmares #spraypaint

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August

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#spraypaint

Night time spray painting

Night time spray painting

04

August

Sunshine and Skylines #EmeraldCity

Sunshine and Skylines #EmeraldCity