Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Recently I finished this mural for a local Ethiopian Restaurant. Its nice to work with flesh tones to achieve a more realistic modeled aesthetic as opposed to the 2 - dimensional style i normally work in. This project was very interesting in that i basically got to hang out with an Ethiopian family off and on for several weeks painting, drinking cheap cans of beer and learning about their culture through spirited conversation, storytelling, and delicious food. I've been told that the term Habesha means "Land Of Fire" but also refers in general to a large percentage of people who are indigenous to Ethiopia.
Friday, October 18, 2013
A few drawings from my trip to Tahiti last month done with colored pencil and gouache on paper. Would have loved to do some larger painted works while i was there but shipping that stuff back to the states was out of the question, plus I would'nt have had as much time to float in the ocean, eat coconuts, and take in the immense beauty of the island!
Monday, September 23, 2013
A few more photos I neglected to post earlier. Most of these flicks are of the initial works we did in the eastern part of the city. The first mural was for Cauce Ciudadano, a non- profit organization dedicated to providing artistic mentorship to kids coming from unstable backgrounds. After we finished the mural for Cauce, we loved the neighborhood and its community so much we ended up hanging out and painting for another several days making small talk with the locals and indulging in the overabundance of cheap tacos. Mexico city is a place rich in texture and color and this area really epitomized the environments and aesthetics we find inspiring.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Painted this one with my good friend ou34 on a recent trip to Mexico City. In two weeks we painted a handful of walls with this one being the largest. Had an amazing and most inspiring journey in that gigantic, wonderfully colorful and dirty city. I'm already trying to figure out how i can get back down there sooner than later!