I had the opportunity to be apart of the overachiever campaign with Essentia water. I designed a 70x40 ft billboard that was displayed in downtown Dallas. The billboard showcased my work, and read “Overachieve Dallas”. The piece I designed was meant to reflect the essence of Dallas through my work. I wanted to call out some of the more vibrant landmarks in Dallas so I included the Deep Ellum sign, ferris wheel, and Pegasus included within the head dress. This was a really dope project for me for many reasons but mainly because It was this first time having my work displayed on such a large scale. It was also great working with a brand I personally believe in and one I use. I loved their water before I ever worked with them. So that was tight.
This piece is titled "The Collective Energy" meaning we as humans are the collective energy needed to heal and preserve. It depicts mankind transferring energy to enhance the Earth and the Earth reflecting its appreciation back to mankind. Located off 75 and Walnut Hill. Go check it out!
Located off of Main St. adjacent to the patio of easy sliders in Deep Ellum. This mural is titled "La, La, La"
With the concept of my frames carrying plants, I'm hoping to bring people closer to my work. In such a way that they simultaneously grow together. As the plants grow the piece evolves. In order for the piece to evolve the owner must learn the ways of the plant thus growing together in knowledge, and the piece in visual aesthetic as the plant matures. The owner must gain knowledge about the specific plants needs, such as watering and lighting preferences. As time goes on the relationship will either strengthen or willow. If the owner is able to understand the piece and plant paired with it, they flourish together. If not, the relationship dies off.
So these shirts were a pain in the ass to make, but I learned a lot along the way. Natalie (my girl) and I printed these ourselves with the help of the homies (Brent, Jorge, Wheron) who showed us the ropes when it came to burning our screens, washing them, and squeegeeing, etc. Lots of mistakes were made at first, but after getting past the initial learning curve, everything went pretty smoothly. Natalie also helped model the shirts and she did a bomb ass job!
This was a little jam I did for a client in Dallas, Texas around the Kessler Park neighborhood. It was super, super hot when I did this, so I made sure to take advantage of the pool—but really. I actually held an umbrella over myself most the time at an attempt to keep from melting. It was my first residential mural in Dallas and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Natalie helped too!
This piece is about balance and safe transition into a higher state of consciousness.
Last November, I was invited to paint a collaborative mural in Oahu, Hawaii for the Converse Cons Shoe release event, presented by Zumiez. “Converse Cons” is the name of Converse’s skate shoe line and Zumiez, as the sponsor of the event, set this whole trip up for me to promote the shoe release. I learned a lot and I was honestly really nervous the whole time, but the whole trip was the fucking bomb. I collaborated with artist, and skate legend, Mark Oblow in POWWOW!! Hawaii's home base, Lana Lane Studios. POWWOW!! is a collective that puts together mural events all over the world and are based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The studio is where we finished 80% of the mural, then moved over to the venue Saturday night to finish the rest of the piece for the event.
Overall, the trip was a total dream for me. The Zumiez peeps were so much fun and everyone else involved was super hospitable. Lots of beer, lots of painting, and lots of goood times.