I was raised on the border of Mexico and Arizona. When I was in 7th grade, I went on a walk with two friends to buy a toy that I had saved up for! I paid $24 for a cheaply cratfed butterfly knife. It was black with red speckles, with a chrome blade. I was the happiest kid alive that day. I remember taking it to school and enjoying the conversation with the tough kids in the back of […]
I’m working on the structure for the new lowrider sculpture. I’m excited about how its coming together. Its a bit bigger than the first one I built. I have many more resources to fabricate metal and wooden parts this time around, and things are coming together pretty well. I used a blade to cut out the body’s shape from 1/8″ plywood. I then sandwiched the ply together with wood glue, and clamped them while they held the arc i […]
I was recently a featured artist on ARTST.com and was asked to be a part of a short interview for www.WebUrbanist.com. I was happy to tell about what inspired me. I was surprised to learn a bit about myself in the process. The questions really made me think from a different perspective. I was excited to hear the news yesterday that the story posted, titled, The Incredible Childhood Inspired Artwork of Adan Banuelos. “When asked who he most looks up […]
I’ve been working at Creative Machines for a few years now. I have the luck to work at an awesome shop where a lot of interesting interactive machines and artwork are made. This is the piece, Toby, which is downtown on Scott Ave. Theres always something interesting going on here at work. This is one of the projects I’ve had the opportunity to work on. I welded, assembled and tested this piece. It is 1 of 100, […]
I’m finishing up my portfolio for my applications to design school. I finally got a chance to take decent pictures of some larger sketches that don’t fit on the scanner. This still life drawing of a sneaker, conceptual drawing of a bicycle, and ideation drawing of a transparent lowrider sculpture are what I’m hoping will get me into school. More on the lowrider sculpture soon!
This is a sculpture that I built in high school. It’s roughly 4 feet by 3 feet, and about 2 feet tall. It’s made of plywood and a high-density sculpting foam. It took me two weeks, day and night , to complete. This is definitely my favorite piece out of all my work, and I’ve been wanting to build a bigger and better version since I graduated. This summer I’m finally putting all other things aside to start its construction. […]