Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wodchster Games

Vending at the Wodchester Games

at CrossFit Rochester

What a blast, a ton of amazing athletes.  The atmosphere was fun and intense.  These work outs are challenging and a lot of people came out.

One of the best things for me was seeing my friends rocking my gear as a team.  This is what I live for!  So glad I could be a vendor and have skilled athletes decked out in my apparel.  Such a feeling.



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Vending at CrossFit Webster

 Tournaments like the WNY Masters Team Throwdown where I sold a ton of the Gladiator Helmet Tee's thanks to Laura Rice of CrossFit Webster, I can say it is a great example of how the CrossFit community have shown that there are no boundaries in fitness.  The fact that there is such a wide age demography shows you how the community breaks social stigmas and gets everyone under one roof.  There is a big sense of community and I really enjoy it. 
The referees for the Masters Throwdown repping my gear 

The WNY Masters Team Throwdown is the first of it's kind competition in Western New York.   This 4-person (2 men, 2 women) event will consist of 3 WODs spaced throughout the day.  All teams and all team members will participate in  all 3 WODs - no elimination rounds! 
The event is open to masters athletes and "almost masters" athletes - the only catch is that your team's total age on the day of the competition must be equal to or greater that 160 years.  So for example, if your team consisted of athletes aged 40, 43, 45, and 33, the total team age would be 161 years old which would qualify.  Again, the total team age has to be at least 160 years old.


 The Gladiator Helmet Tee
 The Gladiator Helmet Tee: $10

Monday, May 11, 2015

Collaboration Work - Alex & Alexi


I've been working with my friend Alexi on a remix he made of one of my pieces.

Purchase a 24" X 48" print on canvas by contacting him or me. 


Below is the original piece before he remixed it.


 Below are some stencil pieces we made.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Wolf Pin

I have been working with my friend Raven on a design she happened to like on my Instagram page. She is a big fan of selling and collecting pins so she had some made with my art work.  

We also decided to make a small batch of thirteen T-Shirts to match with the pins.  If you want one of the Pins or T-Shirts you have to contact her on Facebook.  

She is the only only one selling them as she takes them to concerts and shows selling them to other collectors and such.  Feel free to contact her.  

  You can see and purchase her work at Aarons Alley and her Instagram page as well as Fb.  







Monday, September 15, 2014

Playing Cards & Collages

I was recently fortunate enough to have some personal work displayed at Artisans Direct.  Each piece is made out of playing cards and spray painted card board, used some Sharpie and Magic Marker too.  




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Queen of the Sunset

I couldn't sleep one night so I found a Piece that I started with sharpie on paper board.  I just started adding Water based Screen Print ink to it like it was paint.    





Thursday, August 14, 2014

Collaboration Work - Nikolas Thiveos

Designs By: Nikolas Thiveos (Honorary GNG Member for life and after life)


I was fortunate enough to collaborate with my nephew Nikolas with Acrylic on canvas; http://godsngladiators.blogspot.com/2014/07/personal-work-florina-and-rochster-have.html


I was really lucky wen he let me dissect his one piece and add my thing to it.

Sublimation Print on 100% Polyester (feels Like Silk)












Acrylic on Canvas 



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Collaboration Work - TSANG

Polo Limited / 4 Printed S-XL $25

Instant Photos By TSANG (Honorary GNG Member for life and after life)

Made as a collaboration of analog and digital technologies. Each image is produced by instant film photos. All created by vintage 35mm photographic slides dated 1950-1969 found and Paid for at estate sales, garage sales, and antique stores. The photos are then arranged, scanned, and printed.
And to think some of these magnificent photos where hidden in basements, cupboards and closets for years and years with out ever being appreciated. Enjoy!




 Below:
Double exposed Polaroid image transfers onto BFK Rives watercolor paper [made from found film]

 Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.  I lightened the second one up.






Monday, July 21, 2014

Collaboration Work - "Florina and Rochster have loads of explosions"

"Florina and Rochster have loads of explosions"

Don't lose site of what's important! Take that frustration, anger and pain and turn it in to something positive and don't look back! Strive for prosperity against all odds.  

MOVE  FORWARD!

Acrylic on Canvas

A collaboration of Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Nikolas Thiveos, a young artist (my nephew) form the Country of Greece had a vision of art that we set forward with the help of Anastasia Manou, Marianthi Thiveou and Colleen Truax Yarger. 

This was a special treat for me as I was able to focus time on two things that I love; my family and Art.  We all contributed.  It was exciting being that we had at any time 5-20 people running around the house as we had all gathered in Florina, Greece for the first time ever with so many people.  And of course the gathering was in honor of my first cousin; Flora (still a baby to me) getting maried.   

The house was always in motion as we set  forth to put acrylic to this blank canvas in the main dining room table.  God forbid we would have to clear everything up for lunch, which consisted of more food than a village could handle.  But after days of constantly adding more and more to the art piece it was clear we were achieving our goal.  

In this process I really had time to get to know my family that lives on the other side of the world, some who I have met on this trip.  Much fun! An experience I will never forget.  


Client Work - PGD Sports

I was asked to design a symbolic logo.  That's something I love to do!  So I created the below image for PGDSports.

 PGD Sports

Monday, January 20, 2014

Client Work - Flekshation Nation

In some casses I am given a concept of what is wanted in an apparel line, a few ideas and asked to create a brand image.  In the case of Flekshation Nation I had a lot of artistic freedom.  I was lucky to be able to step out of my usual symbolic boundaries that I'm known for and was able to be silly and i didn't hold back in any way.  
The Tanks Tops and T-Shirts are super soft and comfortable. They seem to fit to your body making it nice athletic apparel. 






Saturday, January 18, 2014

Personal Work - The Rochester, NY T-Shirt

The Rochester, NY T-Shirt was created to celebrate the Flower city.  The image was created after spending countless hours taking photos of the city and meticulously arranging rendered images into the collage below.  Posters are also available.

























T-Shirts can be purchased at the fallowing Boutiques:

662 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
371 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
4364 Culver Rd, Irondequoit, NY 14622
100 St Paul St, Rochester, NY 14604


15 Fairfax Rd, Rochester, NY 14609