I have been inspired by the work of muralist for some time now. As a result I have created my own pieces and plan to build this body of work further. For all mural work inquires please contact me through the contact page.
The gold diamonds at the top and bottom centers represent my friends, while the center diamond represents their soon-to-be little one. The lines represent the number of years they have been in each other's lives, while all the energy pointing to the X (the treasure that is their home) represents the community of their friends and family that support them completely. The owners requested the same color palette from the Gallery D mural (see below). 8.5' x 20.5' Acrylic Paint (2016)
This utility box was designed for the public art project of College Area in San Diego, CA. All the boxes were curated by Jason Gould at Visual Shop. You can see this piece at 6548 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA.
In the 1930s, Barrio Logan lost its access to the beach as U.S. military agencies took over that area of the San Diego Bay. I kept this great loss to the community in mind when choosing a color palette. For example, I simply could not use blue, as I wanted to eschew any representation of water. I chose red and orange to represent the passion of the community, which came together during a pivotal time in the 1960s to fight for the development of Chicano Park. The center of my piece is a coming together of the neighbors, with their passion (red and orange) combined with their love (gold) for their home. In addition, the twelve golden orbs surrounding the piece represent the twelve days Barrio Logan residents demonstrated at the park site, which successfully led to the park’s development. The edges of the piece point outward as this rich and diverse community expands.
In "An Intersection of Muralist" at Gallery D, in Barrio Logan, CA mural artists painted a 8' x 12' space of an interior gallery wall. Artists reflected on the neighborhood of Barrio Logan, which has many historically valuable murals painted during the Chicano movement in the late 1960s/70s and beyond. Many can be found in Chicano Park which is close to the gallery. 8' x 12' Acrylic Paint (2016)
This is the first mural I painted. Translating my geometric style from the page to a large wall was a fun challenge. I kept the palette simple so that I could focus on the process and find the right techniques. I plan to paint over this piece soon to explore the use of spray paint. 10' x 15' (2016)
In considering this option for the office of Vanguard Culture in San Diego, I thought of bands of greys to represent each direction of focus in the organization—culinary art, performance art, and visual art. They are not even in tone or size in order to convey the diversity of each creative endeavor. However, they are very balanced to connect with the idea that they all can truly support each other in collaboration. I continued this theme of three in the white dotted lines, the black dots surrounding the geometric shape, and within the geometric shape which can be composed with multiple triangular shapes. Culinary. Visual. Performing. Three balanced directions for creative expression. I also connected the white dotted lines with Vanguard Culture's patrons—they lift up the organization and balance out Vanguard's community. The black dots I think of all the people that are working hard within the organization.