couldn't leave out my other little dude his thing was riding the walls. told them that I was happy to see them understand how sharing the park works and is about timing. last time we were here my little boy was upset that he had to wait to try his "tricks" as he says. Thanks to the older heads here putting up with these two crazy kids. ✊🏽💂🏼
these two haven't been on bikes or at the park in weeks due to me traveling so much but they haven't skipped a beat. this morning my boys wouldn't touch this ramp and after a good nap they wanted to go back and do it. proud of my little dudes! 🐲🚴🏽🐲
first time drawing on her own and not wanting to put the chalk into her mouth.
this is what 12 years of waiting 600 pounds of material and 4 months of building looks like. 1 of 3 sculptures captured by @micheltrillo.
my wife sent me this pic all happy about her first pig tails. Hahah.
"Abrazos y Besos" This installation was designed to represent my family. The three wooden sculptures in the center (mom, dad and brother) for being the core to my creative growth. The geometric colored shapes (green, blue and pink) represent each one of my kids as blue and green being my boys favorite. The white rectangle paintings on the walls (the five in my immediate family) were intended to not show up well in photographs and for the viewer to observe the texture in person. Last are the three colored shapes designed as benches intended for public use. Also based off of my three kids and their age/personality/mobility levels. There is much more to this but can only get so detailed via IG. I hope those of you who had a chance to checkout the show enjoyed it. ✊🏽💂🏼 📸 @bshigeta
I know some of you say you are big fans of my work (thanks for the love), but you have some competition. Mom and Dad thanks again for having my back and reminding me why I do this. I will never stop making you proud I promise. @jmikkel thanks for the candid shot.
my day ones right here. we all have those friends who have no idea what we do as artists and can't draw a stick figure to save their life but support what we do. I have known these two since middle school and have nothing but love and can't thank them enough for making it to the opening last night. They both made the drive from Fresno one being a little under the weather and the other just in time to catch the last hour of the show. @busseyboy4040@valleylegs we haven't stop setting and achieving our goals as kids and I hope one day we can do this in another country! #NBTB ✊🏽💂🏼
one of the highlights from last night. My dad and his little sister (my nina) and my mom on the right all made the trip from Fresno to check out the opening. Ever since I was a kid my nina has been telling me to use more color I'm trying. Haha. Love you.
When your homie comes through to support your work you can't help but smile this big. Last time she flew half way across the states to attend my solo opening in Minneapolis. @laurenmakk THANK YOU again for the continued support and I appreciate the love as always. ✊🏽💂🏼
show time! Thank you everyone for coming or tonight. Watching people interact with the work and ask so many questions was awesome. ✊🏽💂🏼
in less than 24 hours I will be in Long Beach, CA getting ready for the opening of "Vitality & Verve: in the third dimension" at @lbmaorg. Many artists including myself will have the museum filled with various works and installations. This is my largest interior project to date here in California and has consumed just about every second of my attention over the past four months and I thank those of you who have helped support me on this journey. A special thank you goes out to Ron Nelson of @lbmaorg, Andrew Hosner of @thinkspace_art and Jasper Wong of @powwowlongbeach on the curation and understanding my vision with this. For those of you who can participate please visit http://lbma.org/afterdark/. See you soon LB! 📸 @bshigeta
I was lucky enough to carve out some time to go back to Fresno (what was once home) and spend quality time with my family. This was much needed with all of the travel and projects going on lately. But I will be taking a break from IG for the next week due to all of the chaos that is being shown. I don't watch TV for this reason and call me stupid or blind but I choose to live in a bubble where I'm surrounded with social interaction and conversations with my community and friends which I feel is necessary in this time especially when raising my kids to understand personal communication. My heart goes out to all of you effected by this current state and please read the signs and think first. ✊🏽💂🏼
we all have a drive that motivates us to achieve our goals. one of the main reasons I decided to ever take an art class in high school was to pick up where my mom left off. she created this mosaic piece in at art class she took in highschool (Roosevelt High in Fresno). Shorty after she would lose both of her parents and have work to take care of her younger siblings and miss out on attending college. She always told me she wanted to go back one day and take more art classes but never had the opportunity due to working to provide for us. now she is retired and finally getting back into the groove (restoring furniture and projects with her grandchildren) but I will never forget the impact this little piece had on me as a youth. Thank you mom.