Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Plenty of no things.

ActiveResisTor.
Paint on found board.
84" x 48".

Worked on this for four months.
Hope You get to see it in person.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rise above.

drawing from about a month ago.

about the political sensation
that is immigration...
may the people in power
learn how this very country came about.

sometimes i wonder if part of the confusion has something to do with the name.
america is the name of two combined continents, no?
north america and south america.
when i was in mexico i found the following words on pesos: estados unidos mexicanos.
so, mexico is the united states of mexico.
the mexican united states!
and this place here is also a place of united states, but of where?
the united states of america?
which one...north or south?
the other countries are a bunch of united states of their own individual country.
and this country is the united states of whole continent(s)?
does the name united states of america actually refer to every state in north and south america?
from what i gather this place was named incorrectly
by people who thought they found a new place.
of course, this place was only new to them as it was already inhabited.
said people who thought they found this place
emigrated from their country to this place.
which made them what?
immigrants.

when the culture of the usa is so saturated in money and business
it is a wonder why anyone would not welcome people from other countries with open arms.
maybe it is a subconscious fear of what the so-called founders of this country did before.

to LIBERTY
and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trabajadadadora.

Not too many days ago I made the portrait of a super interesting graffiti writer out near Midway.
On the bus ride back a man sitting next to me asked about my gear.
Turns out he is a photographer.
He made the picture above with a Rollei and color film.
Tippy top of my tripod is at the bottom left (field camera was wrapped up in a backpack).
It is not often that I happen to sit next to a photographer who uses film
...and makes my portrait
...and sends it to me.
Photo and great conversation provided by Maciej Stankiewicz (the quick shooter in the shadow).
Yes to public transportation.
Chicago!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Resistencia.

The back wall of El Taller Leñateros.
San Cristóbal, Chiapas.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Recibo regalos.

Ink on paper.
11" x 8.5".

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This Must Be the Place.

Retrato (intuition).
Oil paint y oil pastel on board.
8.5" x 6".

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sabali.

Pastel sobre papel.
28" x 22".