Thursday, May 30, 2013

Davey Gravy - Knitted Hip Hop Your Grandmother is Sure to Love

My mother used to create needle point works of art of floral patterns and holiday patterns.
She always said that she wasn't born with the gift of creativity, but after 
watching her sew for hours on end to truly create something out of nothing,
it dawned on me that patience is a virtue.
I was always amazed at the zen-like style it took to create something so elegant
yet so painstakingly detailed.
Enter Davey Gravy, needle -point extraordinaire. 
Creating tightly sewn fabric works of art that rival the tightly woven beats and
lyrics that so many of these featured artists and lyrics represent.
Davey Gravy's pieces are like glimpses into the mind of an artist who really wants to make a
hip hop statement so he states it over and over and over again with each
important stroke of the needle.
Watch out for Davey Gravy's art career that is going from 12 inch needle -point,
to intricate tapestries.

Davy Gravey's website:

"You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You"
Notorious BIG

MF DOOM portrait

"It Was All A Dream"
Notorious BIG

"Industry Rule #4080 Record Company People are Shady"
A Tribe Called Quest

"Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game"

Not sure where this quote came from, but it's quite gangster.

"Shimmy Shimmy Ya"
Ol' Dirty Bastard

"Mike Tyson : Punch Out"

"So Fresh So Clean"

"Wrong Side of Da Tracks"

Rakim portrait


Jay Z "Reasonable Doubt" portrait

Self Explanatory

"Gold Digger"
Kanye West

"Enter the WU Tang"
Wu Tang Clan


Special Thanks to: Red Wine, the slugs eating my organic squash, 620 film, Friends who are moving to New York, Friends who don't let friends drive drunk, friends who would never do you wrong, friends with an ill taste in music, friends who always got a smoke, friends that wouldn't question cracking another guy in the face you have beef with, friends who are opinionated but always keep it real positive.

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