I had the pleasure of designing the shirts for the NEON DESERT Music Festival this year and I'm very pleased with the outcome! I asked Ernesto Yerena to design a shirt, and he cranked out one of the baddest shirts around. These shirts are pretty limited, so make sure you get your shirts early in the day before they sell out!
I am proud to be featured in this months Fusion Magazine 'Gallery' section so make sure you grab a copy and check it out! If you're not in EP, take a look at the digital version. I'd like to thank Oscar and Rafael for working with me and my crazy schedule. I've been a fan of this mag since it came out, they've been putting out quality issues for a while now. Issue #52 of Fusion is dedicated to the 2nd annual Neon Desert Music Festival taking place May 26, 2012 in downtown El Paso, TX. Where I'll be live painting/posting an 8'x12' wall. I'll be giving out some shirts and stickers.
Photos below are courtesy of Jeff Durkin
5 level installation//15x20ft stenciled portrait of Andrew Carnegie in the historic Carnegie Building in Downtown San Diego.
March 2012//All photos, no video was used.
Community @ Carnegie Building
Rough Edit//work is still in progress
Came into El Paso to be apart of a project organized by the El Paso Transnational Trolley Project, a visual arts campaign to bring cultural awareness for a transnational trolley system and border-crossing, a collection of regional artists from El Paso and Juarez were asked to create an artistic borderland mural on the former Saddleblanket building located in Downtown El Paso (601 N. Oregon St.). They will also be conducting a food and clothing drive benefiting the Rescue Mission of El Paso. Thanks to Adam Marshall, Peter Svarbein.
Artists invited: Werc, Gera, Cimi, Grave, Deacon, InsideOut Project, Monica Lozano, Fusioneer, Rezizte, Jellyfish Collectivo, Exist1981, Mitsu Overstreet, Ed Stewart, Peter Svarzbein, Dert Cru, Ernesto Yerena, Skew, Durok, Stew Mo Primo, DK collective, Gems, Devix, Gibes, Adie, MYKER, Jenny Burton, Francella, Hunuku Collective, Maintain Collective
With generous support by: Art Center of El Paso, Fusion Magazine, DMD, & Bo-De-Gas
This is one of my favorite pieces, it is for a show at the Roots Factory in Barrio Logan. It's a group show called 'In Guad We Trust', where each artist is free to give their interpretation of our Lady of Guadalupe. I've always been a fan of religious imagery and I chose to show Guadalupe as the mother of god. As we all know, the Virgin Mary and our Lady Guadalupe are the same person in different stages of her life.
This piece is even more special to me because of the process I took to make it. I had a photo shoot with my wife as Guadalupe then hand cut a rubylith of her. Then I cut a much larger stencil of her and a large pattern stencil.