January 3, 2013

Speak 'n' Tell - A Poem by BamBam

Share with me your thoughts of burden and I'll do what I can to ease their weight. 

Speak to me the words you dare not say out loud and I will listen, but most of all I will hear you. 

Share with me your dreams and I will dream them with you. Taking a fantastic journey through a world yet to become reality. 

Tell me your fears and I will attempt to squash them from your mind, and though not shining I will be your suit of armor. 

Share with me your shame and I will help you embrace it, to see the learning in it and overcome its hurdles. 

January 2, 2013


NEW YEAR....BLANK CANVAS....Dec. 30 2012...IDEA GHETTO HQ.....

what do you get idea ghetto for christmas....they seem to have everything they need...they don't believe in CONSUMERISMAS...but they do like music....they do like to hang with their friends....and they love to make everyone create something....cause when you're CREATIN'....you're not HATIN'.......so this is the only theory of CREATIN' we believe in....you get your friends to come to your place at the end of the year....the night before NYE....and you make them think about what your friendship means to them....and then you ARM them with BRUSHES....and say "hey gurl"....you got 20 minutes to paint that thought right there on that there CANVAS....and that's a GHETTO IDEA....and that's a GHETTO PARTY.... and that's the best damn gift you can get a  IDEA GHETTO friend....

Ig4 friends are a real PIECE of work...a  real MASTERPIECE of work actually....thank you all....the best gift EVER!

and if you want to see how we got here...watch this...LOVE LOVE LOVE....



Hey, Wadé here..  So I kinda disappeared from the face of the earth the last few months. Well, to be exact, I went back to school full time at Humber College taking the Design Foundation program.

It's been a chance for me to brush up on my skills in drawing and design, and I've been LOVING IT!

I decided to start collecting some of the more interesting pieces throughout the semester and posting them for you to see. I'll group them by course, to give you a sense on the direction of each class.

In this first post, I'll cover my Structural Drawing class, which basically teaches you to draw objects in perspective.

Many of the subjects were objects we had to draw sitting in front of us in the class. We always had to include all our structural lines demonstrating how we saw the perspective, as well as two smaller initial sketches in the top right corner of what the object looks like from top and side angles

Other drawings were conceptual objects we created out of our imaginations!

Nuit Blanche 2012

On September 29, 2012 the Ghetto was once again lit up with our second unofficial Nuit Blanche projected installation.

Our theme this year was science, specifically genetic sequences. The title 'Toronto is in my DNA' came from Dennis, who will be building his own DNA-inspired art project in the near future.

The finished piece was very pleasing and the night was amazing to experience so many great installations throughout Toronto. We were so happy to once again be a part of this great event!

Check out the actual animated video from the night below..

Toronto is in my DNA! from Wade Shaw on Vimeo.