Mural Installations by Chase. Brooklyn, Venice, everywhere.

Via Rusty Ralston
on Apr 15, 2009
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A couple years back, I was strolling the streets of my former neighborhood in Venice, CA and I came upon a remarkable mural on the street.

It stopped me in my tracks. It was blatantly staring at me. All eyes, literally, on me. And it said, “Rusty, Remember Who You Are… Listen To Your Soul”.

And I liked it.

Because to me, the artist was encouraging people to stop for a second and think deeper. To think less about superficial things, and more about the deeper existence… more about what our lives mean and tapping into who we were made to be.

So, I snapped the above picture and the image never really left my mind. Fast forward to early 2009 and I’m in Honolulu… what do I see on the street? A mural by the same artist. Then again, last week in Brooklyn, NY… this time one of the messages being “Believing = Seeing”… which resonate with the words of Jesus, “All things are possible to those who believe”… which is inspiring to me.

So, after 3 instances of seeing these amazing murals, I found that the artist behind these murals is a man named Chase. No last name. You can check out his website here. And apparently Chase gets around… Cali, Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo… he’s been all over the place leaving his mark inciting people to look a little deeper.

So, keep an eye out for The Art of Chase… it will definitely be keeping an eye out for you.

Photos / Writing by Rusty Ralston



About Rusty Ralston

Rusty Ralston is a professional photographer specializing in music, fashion, lifestyle, and travel photography. He is available for shoots anywhere, preferably sunny islands.


7 Responses to “Mural Installations by Chase. Brooklyn, Venice, everywhere.”

  1. mandy says:

    Sweet art and great reminders. Thanks, Rusty!

  2. Natalie says:

    great blog rusty! thanks πŸ™‚

  3. GardenGnome says:

    Eye-yeh-yeh! Was blind but now I see!

  4. jewels says:

    where in honolulu?

  5. nagel says:

    I've loved this image since I first saw it on your blog. Great analysis too, man! We all need to look inward more often and look deeper into the world around us and especially the people around us… at least I do! I love it when good art is like a sermon.

  6. Jen H. says:

    I'll have to keep an "eye" out for this next time I'm in the islands!

  7. krap master says:

    How fitting of a name the artist has. I do remember you sharing your hawiian shots with me in the studio and this mural being one. How great to keep running into the murals and bringing it all together.