Freakonomics claims a name can have significant impact on the way the world views you...so, well played God Shammgod. Well played indeed. For killer artwork from an appropriately named gent living his namesake: The Cali Life.
Born and raised in the NC beach haven of Encinitas and blessed with a sweet name, Greg Cali's an artist/ photographer/ graphic designer who pursued higher art ed in San Luis Obispo and Longbeach, focusing on drawing images from photos, eventually developing his style and his own photos "instead of just pulling pics from National Geographic". Highlights from his not-Amazonian-women-boob collection include:
Hyping Worked up while the city was even more worked up over potentially losing LT, this oil on canvas shows the backside of #21 throwing up the Johnny Drama V to an elated crowd, who then proceeded to throw things at him when he eventually Jetted.
Smoke Started as a classroom doodle that spun into a pencil-only sketch of a rasta-looking dude "puffin' on something other than a cig", which was a nice touch, as dudes do love White Grape Swisher Sweets.
Air Guitar This acrylic on canvas was done in a "more creative mind state, cruising with the paint pens", resulting in a brain-boggling style fraught with vibrant horizontal lines, instrument-less musicians, and even a dude who appears to have the body of a piano...so, Al Toon? Derrick Key? Chord Overstreet? Just a made-up dude whose name sounds nothing like a part of a piano?!
GC's also just started working with colored pencils on woodgrain, and he's open to custom jobs, but if you want him to draw up a former Providence point guard, you better pray to God. Or at least message him on Facebook.