I’ve been developing a YouTube channel that is a funnel for my interests, another outlet to share my thoughts and be expressive. My goal is to have a lot more art and music related content posted on the channel, a part from the silly Tag Videos and Haul purchases. An example of this was my Vlog of attending the LA Art Show a few weeks ago, well a solid month ago.

The show was an incredible visual stimulation overload. By the time we left, I was almost completely desensitized. Seeing pieces and galleries we had missed on our four hours of art absorption on the way out, I felt only the slightest tug at my art heart strings saying “turn around and see what you missed” . The LA Art Show CAN NOT be done right in one day. Even if you give yourself enough time to not be rushed, you end up skimming over pieces because something else grabs your attention more. You miss just being with each piece, and taking in all it has to tell you before your brain burns out.

While watching back at the pieces I filmed, I realized I have a strong affinity for mixed media and repurposed art. The structural and three dimensional aspects of the pieces that really grabbed my attention were so well constructed. The artistry was balanced with this technical craftsmanship that was awe-inspiring. Yet there were post modern paintings executed with classic techniques and touched upon today’s society, making them rich social artistic commentary on the world we live in today. There was so much I didn’t get on camera because I was shy. I’m getting better putting myself out there in public, and I just need to remind myself it’s for the greater good of sharing the art and the experience.

Hope you enjoy my LA ART SHOW experience!

More details on the pieces filmed after the jump.

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CODY LUSBY Smothers with Butterflies


(photo stolen from Matthew Hodges)

Name: Cody M Lusby
Nickname: Mustachio
Sign: Aquarius/Capricorn

Color: naples yellow
Scent: Bounce “outdoor fresh”
Food: cookies

MAOI: Are you superstitious?
CL: Not really, but I try not to walk under ladders and I don’t like breaking mirrors.

MAOI: If your art was a cereal, what would it be/ similar too and why?
CL: I would have to say “Basic 4” because it is a delicious blend of sweet and tangy fruits, crunchy almonds, and a wholesome variety of gains. Just like my art is a blend of spray paint, collage, acrylic paint and oil paint.


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Aaron Kraten

Name: Aaron Kraten

Nickname: Kraten , Jerry Lewis , Scrumdilyumptious

Sign: the pschizophrenic fishes


Food – new york hot dogs

Color – green

Season – fall in PA

Q1. How many times have you been pulled over? And why?

A1. 3…

doing donuts backwards in the park in huntington beach at 3am

driving without headlight at dusk


Q2. Is your mother a good cook? If so what your favorite meal?

A2. no, burnt toast.

Q3. What’s your vice?

A3. video games , they haunt me mostly megaman

Q4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be?

Would you be yourself or another character?

A4. rubbish heap, mark gonzales

Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?

A5. a foot with a bubble gum toe

Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?

A6. no only imaginary parents

Q7. Personal Quote?

A7.where am I ?

Q8. Are you left or right handed?

A8.I am a left handed righty

Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?

A9. sometimes, not enough

Q10. Best show you have ever been too?

A10. The Faint at Koo’s cafe

Be Aaron Kratens friend