From the desk of Sid Blaize
"There are many Paths to God.
Ben Hur 1959
Growing up in Brooklyn to put simply, was just a cool place to be. Multicultural, block parties, and later in my youth, house parties! It was just a big ole playground. For all the conflict and drama going on in the mid 60's, through the eyes of a child I was barely aware of my own existence. Functioning was a game from one day to the next, and responsibilities were a distraction. Fast forward and experiencing life's challenges, marriage and raising a family, my perspective has matured considerably. Found out the that the rules of the game change every second, and many end up on the losing end. God knows I’ve tripped up many a time, but it was my upbringing and belief in a higher power that landed me on my feet. I still struggle, don’t we all? Yet I continue to hold on to my faith and push on. My family (special call out to my wife, children and grands) and friends keep me together. My Art, as I often say is my therapy. Whereas my belief in God keeps me on a path to that higher spiritual enlightenment that we all seek.
BODYSOUL is my vision of scripture combined with the imagery of an Afrocentric Christ (confirmed by many renown archeologists and scholars) who relates more to the struggle that we as a people have endured for centuries. In addition, my interest in exercise and fitness rounds out my creative inspiration for creating this inspirational apparel line.
Sid Blaize is a born and raised Brooklynite who has become an iconic underground figure in the world of art and fashion. With over 30 years of experience as a professional artist, Sid has dedicated his life to creating meaningful and inspiring pieces that resonate with individuals from all walks of life.
From a young age, Sid displayed a remarkable talent for visual expression. As he honed his skills, he realized that art had the power to communicate profound messages and evoke emotions in ways that words often couldn't. This realization led him to pursue a career in fashion, where he found the perfect blend of creativity, self-expression, and personal motivation. The principal designer behind the GIVEMEFACE Street Wear Brand (200 -2009) was a positive representation of pride and culture.
Sid is known for his unwavering commitment to excellence and his relentless pursuit of greatness. He is highly motivated and consistently pushes himself to reach new heights of artistic achievement. Whether he is developing a new clothing line, creating visual for various clients, or creating a captivating painting, Sid pours his heart and soul into every project he undertakes.
But Sid's passion for art and fashion goes beyond the surface-level. He is a deeply spiritual individual, guided by a strong faith and an unwavering belief in the power of divine inspiration. This spirituality infuses every aspect of his work, allowing him to create pieces that not only embody beauty and style