Saturday, November 21, 2009

Latest Interview with READCONVENTION.COM




Interview from ReadConvention.com

How do you describe your Art to people?

I describe my art is "pure" a reflection of how I see the world we live in..Love, Pain, struggle, beauty, passion, lust,dreams, and teaching

How is a human canvas different from another medium?

The Human canvas feels pain, and moves so I try by best not to cause extra pain. It takes years to master human skin, painting and drawing is wayyyyy earlier.

Who are some people you would like to work with?

I would LOVE to work with Mike Giant, he is my favorite artist and one of my heros.

How is the Internet changing your craft?

The Internet has opened my world to the masses. I'm a very open person, I have nothing to hide. I'm human and I make mistakes..I want to show the world it's ok to have flaws and its ok not to be perfect. You live and learn. On the business end, the Internet keeps me booked up..using that net as a tool for marketing draws people from all over the world to City of Ink. From Paris to London its a real blessings.

Do you feel like what you are doing is important?

I feel what I do is important to the people who care about this lifestyle and culture. I don't think the masses really understand my movement just yet. I feel art is one of the tools that can be used to help in world peace. I feel every school should focus more on the arts instead of all the focus on sports. The mind should be used more than the body. Put art and music back in ALL schools, or the youth will be doomed...just my opinion.

When you started out did you think it would be a serious business?

I always had a vision from day one, I always dreamed of being rich off art money and not street money. I seen my friends come and go, but I stayed focus on the foundation of my beliefs. I have always used art to make a living. I was raised by hustlers, so I use that same mindstate and hustled my art, on t-shirts, paintings, drawings, whatever it took so I didn't have to ask my parents for anything unless I really needed too. My mother raised strong men, so I always wanted to make her proud of me.

Must art have a relationship to the rest of the world?

No I feel art should have a relationship with the artist, and if the world gets it that's even better. But when an artist focus on pleasing the world, it would that SOUL and emotion..art is suppose to be raw, and might even piss a few people off, that's real art to me...art attracts others who feel you, it attracts other kindred spirit into your world.

Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals you have in mind?

I have to tattoo at less another year or 2, publish books of my art and other artists work, and end my days creating movies, and painting...and of course teaching for students the art of tattooing...so I can open more City of Ink all over the world. Right now I'm working on a film project about the struggles of black tattoo artists in America, and I have a book coming out called "Before I'm Gone: the Art & Life of Miya Bailey"





www.twitter.com/miyabailey
www.miyabailey.com

26 comments:

Piddle Productions said...

You are a true diamond in the rough. Keep the creativity flowing. a true inspiration to all artists.

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and my visitors
would really benefit from some of the information you
present here. Please let me know if this okay with you.
Thanks!
Also see my website: web design miami beach

Anonymous said...

My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post's to be just what I'm looking for.
Would you offer guest writers to write content for yourself?

I wouldn't mind composing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome site!
My webpage :: backup camera

Anonymous said...

It's an amazing piece of writing for all the online users; they will get advantage from it I am sure.
Feel free to visit my web site : reborn baby dolls

Anonymous said...

You ought to take part in a contest for one of the most useful blogs on the internet.
I am going to recommend this web site!
My page :: sci-fi book blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear, are you actually visiting this website regularly, if so afterward you will absolutely get fastidious know-how.
my page: electronic cigarette wholesale

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
My blog is in the very same area of interest as yours and my
users would genuinely benefit from some of the
information you present here. Please let me know if
this alright with you. Thank you!
Feel free to visit my weblog ; electronic cigarette wholesale

Anonymous said...

Wow, wonderful blog structure! How long have you ever been blogging for?
you make blogging look easy. The whole glance of your web site is excellent, let alone the
content!
my webpage :: Credit Repair Reviews

Anonymous said...

Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against
hackers? I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've worked hard
on. Any tips?
My web site :: impressive ads

Anonymous said...

I was suggested this website by my cousin. I'm not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty. You're wonderful!
Thanks!
my website > Buy Targeted Facebook Likes

Vina Janny said...

water tap works: the outlet valve in the thermostat with a thermal component, using a temperature device characteristics to promote the spool valve movement, shower mixer hot and cold water inlet in the block cold water, while open water, when the temperature control knob to a certain temperature, into the outlet of the hot and cold water also will automatically change in proportion to the output water temperature is always constant. Thermostat knob to between 35 -65 in any setting, basin tap water will automatically maintain the set water temperature.

Vina Janny said...

water tap works: the outlet valve in the thermostat with a thermal component, using a temperature device characteristics to promote the spool valve movement, shower mixer hot and cold water inlet in the block cold water, while open water, when the temperature control knob to a certain temperature, into the outlet of the hot and cold water also will automatically change in proportion to the output water temperature is always constant. Thermostat knob to between 35 -65 in any setting, basin tap water will automatically maintain the set water temperature.

douche said...

Un exceptionnellement gentil blog, et une conception fine il étincelles Simplicité algorithme complexe encore du filet. Merci.

douche said...

Un exceptionnellement gentil blog, et une conception fine il étincelles Simplicité algorithme complexe encore du filet. Merci.

mytapworld said...

If you're cerebration of how you are able to clean your bath afterwards spending an arm and a leg,Taps online you may accede alteration the kitchen taps,Shower taps bath taps, Bathroom accessories set or bath battery and almost absorb annihilation at all!tapworld All that you've got to complete is buy new taps!source:http://www.tapworld.com.au/

Zeiduo Qian said...

We are Professional manufacturer of high quality taps. We offer a collection of more than 10,000 Taps in our tapworld .com.au

Zeiduo Qian said...

We are Professional manufacturer of high quality taps. We offer a collection of more than 10,000 Taps in our tapworld .com.au

finestglasses said...

Find cool kids glasses discounted costs. Save 70% about RX eyeglasses and structures for children together with following day S&H.

robinet sale said...



Vous avez sans doute entendu parler et possible http://www.robinetsale.com/ a. Donc, ce qui les rend si spécial dans la première? robinetterie cuisine à d'autres modèles d'appareils dans la maison, Robinetterie Antique peut dire clairement que leurs robinets en termes de Accessoires de salle et les regards sont les meilleurs. Marque a servi des millions de millions de robinets de haute qualité continueront à le faire, que les années Robinetterie Vasque

sherry jiang said...

A man of taste quality of life is high, especially bathroom design often can reflect a person's quality of life.Waterfall taps are a stylish way to make a statement in your bathroom, and are becoming increasingly popular and very affordable. http://www.plumpinguk.co.uk/kitchen-taps/wall-mounted-taps.html.It will make your life more refineddand we have created a lot of artistic products of"stylish personality and quality life".

Zhu Y said...

We pneumatic products manufacture several products, including solenoid valves,air control valves, piston air cylinder, Pneumatic Air Filter and some pneumatic accessories. Most of goods are exported to USA, Europe and Asia. And they are widely used on electronic, pharmaceutical, food processing, packaging, medical and automotive industries. Visit: www.xinyipneumatic.com

dc Z said...

Robinetterie - Découvrez toutes les collections Jacob Delafon. Pour votre salle de bain et votre cuisine, trouvez le robinet adapté grace à Jacob Delafon.http://www.robinetso.fr/8-robinet-bain

dc Z said...

Imagine a beautiful room that draws gasps of appreciation when people enter the room. If you are thinking of your living room, adjust your perspective and take a mental walk to your shower.http://www.findtaps.co.uk/36-shower-taps

Amy Carry said...

Variety http://www.faucetsmarket.com/bathroom-accessory-c-4.html everywhere, each one is addictive, and often people do not know how to choose. Which is a good Shower faucet? But we can start with the material from the bathtub, Pull down kitchen faucet different materials are very different

Xin Chen said...

Exquisite petal pink morganite center stones are in full bloom in these stunning Morganite Rings . Sought after for their exceptional clarity and captivating blush tones, these gems are accentuated perfectly by delicate settings which allow for maximum light to enter the stone.
1

Xin Chen said...

Exquisite petal pink morganite center stones are in full bloom in these stunning Morganite Rings . Sought after for their exceptional clarity and captivating blush tones, these gems are accentuated perfectly by delicate settings which allow for maximum light to enter the stone.
1