A few months ago, Ruben Urrea Moreno and Rock CYFI Martinez invited me to show some artwork with them. The date is slowly approaching! It’s been exciting working with these guys and planning everything out. Still lots of work to do, but the hard work will be worth it!
A friend asked me to contribute to a group of hand painted skateboard. I hadn’t painted in a long time so I thought it would be fun to come up with something. It took me a while to find time to complete this but it was a good feeling to pick up a brush again. Having freedom to put an idea together and execute it is a good feeling. I work on big projects on a regular basis for clients at work but I don’t always have the freedom to guide the purpose and content of what I am working on. This small painting briefly gave me that opportunity and it was fun to put together.
The squirtgun motif in my work comes from the fun we had with water fights when I was a kid. I remember the excitement I got from playing with squirtguns. There is so much creativity involved in a child’s imagination. I could be Robocop or Dick Tracy on any day of the week! Life was simple. I have always embraced my childhood, including the toughest memories. I never want to let go of that playfulness and imagination.
I like patterns like zebra print, stripes, houndstooth and of course the classic polkadot! I wanted to completely suround the viewer with a pattern to draw the person into the space. The polkadots blend from black to grey, drawing attention to the entire space.
Thank you Robot for all you help!