Some of my current inspirations for my series Elegy are: Jaguars, indigenous patterns, and masks. Several of these images are from the American Indian Museum here in New York City. Besides the issues I have with museums and their history with taking and holding indigenous people's things, I sometimes go there to do research. Research, research, and research is super important when you are retelling our stories. Gotta know where I am getting my patterns from and what meanings or stories they are telling.
On another note it's still amazing to me that I can be so close to a piece of art that my ancestors sculpted thousands of years ago (the Pipil sculpture on top left). It is truly sacred and beautiful.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Please pick up the current issue of Left Turn when you get a chance. In addition to it being a great magazine with great information you won't find on major news, they have art by artists such as myself. You can find my current illustration on page 18. Click here for Left Turn Magazine website.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Here are some photos of the mural I created for the restaurant Camaradas in Manhattan. My series "Elegy" is still up there for the months of December and I believe January. Please go by and support people of color businesses and see my work at the same time. www.camaradaselbarrio.com