Mississippi Flush

Art inspired by icons by Sharif I. Carter

 
   

What is Mississippi Flush?

The subjects are icons from music, film, and politics who inspire me. The playing cards don't mean shit. They are worn as a battle symbol or not worn at all. Symbols are reversed or upside down to represent my frustrations in life and ignorance to follow rules that do not make practical sense to my mind as an engineer. Profanity is an absolute must.

 

Mississippi Flush:

Work in Muthafu**in Progress

Left Eye 3

 
 

Ha ha, you amuse me, Mr. Bond..

- Max Zorin

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Maximillian Zorin

 
     
 

Studio 5.

Above the ignorance..

 
 

When They Don't Listen.. just play

Jimi's Hand

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Jimi's Hand

 
     
 

Graphite Sketch.

Fierce Eyes. Strong Hands.

 
     
 

Studio 1.

Black is Gold is Pure.

 
 

Blackstar: Lazarus

25th and Final.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Lazarus

 
 

Slick Back Sketch on Wood.

Blackstar on Eye. Vanishing Spade.

 
 

Studio 1.

Early stages.

 
     
     
       
 

Mississippi Flush:

Commander In Chief

 
 

Presidential
Graphite Sketch.

Mississippi Flush Spade on
Left Eye and Lapel.

 
 

Studio 1.

Watercolor on Maple.

 
 

Annie are you OK?

You've been struck by a Smooth Criminal.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Smooth Criminal

 
 

Bring the Pain.

Hand Reference.

 
 

Smooth Sketch on Wood.

Crisp Lines and a Fist.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic
San Diego.

 
 

Feel the Fear

and do it anyway.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

General Organa

on a Skatedeck.

 
 

Sketch On A Deck.

Carrie Fisher Eyes.

 
 

Live Paint.

6th Annual Art-A-Thon
Studio 7.

 
 

6th Annual Art-A-Thon.

 
 

Left-Handers Unite.

When in doubt, do it opposite.

 
 

We Are

Mississippi

Flush

Who Are

You?

 
     
 

Mos

Def

Black on

Both Sides

 
 

Graphite on Wood.

Upside down Spade on Left Eye and Chest.

 
 

Live Paint.

Baily's Eleven After Dark.

Old Town Temecula.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic. San Diego.

 
 

On Display

Studio 7.

 
 

Hold Your Breath

And Count to 10.

Bond. James Bond.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

007 Spectre

Based on Daniel Craig bond character.
Vulnerable yet ultimately deadly.

 
 

Graphite Sketch.

Distinguished facial features.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic. San Diego.

 

What is

Mississippi Flush?

When you don't have a winning hand in poker and pull a revolver on your opponents.

 

Mississippi Flush:

2Pacalypse

Artistic Legend.

 
 

Graphite on Wood.

It is important for me to analyze features and extrapolate.

 
 

Detail and Originality.

I use my hands as reference.

 
 

Live Paint.

Day of the Dead.

Baily's Eleven After Dark.

Old Town Temecula.

 
       
 

What's up with
the Playing Cards?

Cards don't mean shit, that's why they're reversed or upside down. Characters wear them as a battle symbol.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Machete

Danny Trejo is a Nice Guy.

 
 

Graphite on Wood.

It's easy to sketch when you're angry.

 
 

Live Paint.

Baily's Old Town Temecula.

 
 

On Display

ArtHatch.org | Studio 2.

 
 

Mistakes are
always forgivable,

if one has the
courage to admit them.

- Bruce Lee

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Bruce Lee

Enter the Dragon.

 
 

Loose Sketch.

If you spend too much time thinking about it,
you'll never get it done.

 
 

Studio 1.

Down by the River.

 
 

Give It Away.. Give It Away.

Give it Away.. Now.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Flea

Funk Rock
Bassist.

 
 

Graphite on Wood.

I don't always get the hands right.
But that's the point.

 
 

Always Represent.

Tribal tattoo.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic San Diego.

 
       
 

I'm an Agent of Chaos

The thing about chaos.. it's fear. You Live.. You Die....

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Nurse Joker

Legend.

 
 

0.5mm on Wood.

Wipe that grin off your face.

 
 

Studio 1.

You have become what you have mocked.

 
 

On Display

ArtHatch.org | Studio 2.

 
 

Freeze Sucka!

You have the right to remain Silent!

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Pamela

Suzette

 
 

Graphite Sketch.

The Hand is really the Focal Point.

 
 

Hand Detail.

Told ya it was the focus.

 
 

Live Paint.

Baily's Eleven After Dark.

Old Town Temecula.

 
 

Just Like a Star Gazing...

Light Yo' Ass On Fire!

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Corinne B. Rae

Ace of Diamonds.

 
 

English accent with a curl.

A reflection of me, and that's my hand.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic. San Diego.

The country's most expensive city.

 
 

Group Show.

Told ya it was my
muthafuckin hand.

 
       
 

They got the Block on Lock.. the Trunk stay Locked.

Glock on cock, The Block Stay Hot!

 
 

DJ Lo Down

Loretta

Brown

aka Erykah Badu.

 
 

Sketch with a
Glass of Water.

I'm an artist, and I'm sensitive
about my shit.

 
 

Call the Coroner.

There's gonna be a lotta slow singing.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic San Diego.

 
 

R Rated.

Revenge is never a straight line.

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

The Bride

 
 

Graphite on Wood.

Intensity at its finest.

 
 

Eyes-R-Us.

The 'eyes' have it.

 
 

Studio 1.

Blade honing. Eyeball popping.

 
 

On Display

ArtHatch.org | Studio 2.

 
 

Gallery 007

Gallery007.com | Studio 3.

 
 

Uhh Huh

That's My SHIT!

 
 

Mississippi Flush:

Hollaback

Girl

 
 

Graphite on Wood.

Orange County Girl..

 
 

Live Paint.

Baily's Eleven After Dark.

 
 

Live Paint.

Bar Basic. San Diego.

 
 

Rich Girl on the Floor.

ArtHatch.org | Studio 2.

 
 

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