Life drawing on the NYC subway in 2015. "What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like." -Augustine of Hippo
Some favorites from the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition that opened recently at the @HeardMuseum in Phoenix. I think this is the only US stop, so go see it! .. Many thanks to the Heard for hosting the talk last weekend with myself and my fellow AZ mural veteranos @breeze1phx @cotalalo and
about the influence of the Mexican mural movement, and thanks to everyone who showed up to join us. There was so much to be said, more perspectives to be heard, and not nearly enough time.. Last two photos: @heardmuseum
My bodyguard holding it down in front of 'Kosoom by the Mekong' in Saigon, Vietnam back in 2010. Portrait of my wife's grandmother outside the old Sàn Art/Propeller Group headquarters .. Made possible in part by @the_propeller_group @tuan.andrew.nguyen @mc_lucero @phunamenon .. Another collaboration is in the works.. @seewhatyouthink
Close-up detail of 'Juarense y Poderosa' in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 2014 @ Juarez Contemporary .. Photo: @maintainstudio .. Made possible with assistance from @3rdshifters @arielbrac @ericheights @jellyfishcolectivo @amorporjuarez @ricafer80 @juarezcontemporary @culturestrike
'Native Son (This Saint Floyd)', 2016
Quick little video from when @EricHeights visited my mural with @FUSE_won commissioned by the Manitou Art Center in Colorado ....... "Love a man even in his sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all God's creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you have perceived it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day, and you will come at last to love the world with an all-embracing love."
(The Brothers Karamazov)
Music: 'Roxanne' by The Police, 1978 (by way of Cam'ron, 'What Means the World to You', 2000)
Old photo by @justWillieT at my studio of the last six years. Excited and grateful to start a new chapter with a new home and studio. I'm not a big fan of moving, but like Gil Scott-Heron said, "..since change is inevitable, we should direct the change rather than simply continue to go through the change."
'ARS ET SCIENTIA', my mural for Northeastern University in Boston. Nice recent shot by @berlinerkindl_in_hk
"Imagination abandoned by reason produces monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and source of their wonders / La fantasía abandonada de la razón produce monstruos; unida con ella es la madre de las artes y origen de las maravillas." -Goya, 1799
Travel sketch from late 2015 of the iconic stone Buddha head encased in the roots of a Banyan tree at Wat Mahathat in the old Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Drawing this was one of the more peaceful, transcendent moments of my time there, despite the crowds of tourists taking photos to my right. The common belief is that this head came from the decapitation of a larger statue when the city was destroyed by invaders in the 1700s. To me it is symbolic of the potential endurance and transcendence of art, and a kind of harmonic union between art and nature.