Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Google NYC Mural + Youth

I've been working with these same students for about 3 years creating murals in and around our school. The other month Google asked our principal if our students could help them with a mural in their NY headquarters. They've helped us out in the past by renting out our rooftop for a party and paid us hella much. So I took 3 of my mural students and we did this small logo mural for them. I art directed and they did the majority of the painting. I was super proud of these guys and how the final piece looked. Thank you Mario, Dilyon, and Dennis.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gift 11" x 17" Ink, pencil, & charcoal on paper

Here's an illustration I did for my good friend Sarah. She had wanted a gift for her mother for the Hanukkah days. She gave me a couple of old photos of her mother and grandfather when they were younger, so I created a collage of images and added parrots and some roses (her mother's favorites). I thought it came out pretty good. I'm also hyped that I'm getting back into using a lot of pencils with the ink illustrations I'm currently doing.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Here are some photos of my small work area where I am currently putting together some new pieces for a small solo show in March. I believe the show will be titled "Elegy", which is a mourning poem. I got the idea for that through revisiting images from the book "Broken Spears" which an indigenous account of the European invasion in Mexico. A good number of the pieces in the show will be based on this concept.