I was assisting Xara Thustra in a mural gifted to the Queer San Francisco fixture the Stud.
I painted this on the end of a shipping container at the entrance of the Peralta Junction Project in West Oakland in 2012. It was a pop-up carnival/community space with venders, old-timey inspired games and carnival barkers, and local artists performing nightly. Mural approx 10'x10'
A wraparound mural inspired by 80's California tourist propaganda and t-shirt design. Total size is 10'x20'
I was approached by the manager of Ritual Coffee on Valencia street and was asked to do a large fireplace on the wall in a very limited time frame and a very limited budget. I decided to go gold, to give it an impressive finish at that size, with deco detailing. The fire in the middle is neon paint and appears to glow. They decorated it with stockings after, and I was able to complete it w/in the budget and time constraints.
I painted and built out a studio station at the Super Secret Circus Warehouse. Total size: 12'x17'
I also painted the bathroom of the Super Secret Circus Warehouse to keep with the colorful and whimsical vibe of the space. Many circus workshops are held in the space, and there is limited light and space in the interior rooms, so I gave the illusion of loftiness with the effervescence of the design, and only keeping the dark color toward the floor.
Sign painting for the entrance of the M.T. Pockets Traveling Midway, which eventually became the Peralta Junction Project in West Oakland, CA in 2012. The entire theme of the carnival is late 19c carnival aesthetic, so the sign is painted in an early style and antiqued for authenticity.
The flip side of the "Step Right Up!" sign for M.T. Pockets Traveling Midway. A fancier way of saying "closed."
A closer shot of the Out For A Spell sign, to give an idea of all the colors and detail of the sign.
A play on the carnival signs that have the line that limit how tall you must be to get on a ride. I wanted to use the same language, but change the font and color of "high," though still sticking within the early western popular fonts. I believe the double entendre gets through to the adults in the crowd. :)
M.T. Pockets Traveling Midway/ Peralta Junction Project
This was not designed by me, but was the logo of a pop-up store in the Mission district in San Francisco called Fire Escape Farms. She needed a sandwich board for her store, so I translated her logo onto 2 pieces of wood to be made into a sandwich board
I took a shot of both pieces when completed to show the accuracy. I loved the concept of the store and was happy to help out.
a commission for the interior roof of a friend's fabulous box truck. The nebulae are painted with flourescent paint and many of the stars are glow-in-the-dark. The exterior of the truck was painted by artist Bunnie Reiss.
10'x40' Museo a Cielo Abierto Valparaíso, Chile
A mural I painted in el Museo a Cielo Abierto in Valparaíso, Chile in Spring 2017 as a part of the Inverted Parallel Universe Artist Residency. Invited to visit and make work in Valparaíso by Carolina Pisarro, I was fortunate enough to be invited to paint this wall in the historic mural walk on Cerro Bellavista. After the fall of the dictator Pinochet in 1990, a group of artists painted many of the walls to get art back in the public realm-as it was illegal during the dictatorship. I chose the Selk'Nam people, as they were an indigenous people to Patagonia and were real people, but they also seem somewhat magical and mystical. They were genocided by the Chilean government and many Chileans are ignorant to their important story. I wanted do produce work that could speak to the people but also inspire color and magic. The people of the neighborhood have responded very well to the piece.