Thursday, February 26, 2009


Alas, after a week of crawling into every dark corner of the web, i finally found the name of this figure. its been on my mind heavily these days for a grand painting i plan on doing. i am asked frequently where my inspiration comes from. a lot of it comes from folk and myth from other cultures. the story of daruma(japanese) or bodhidarma(chinese) is a rich and a bit grotesk story of the man who is claimed to bring Zen and Shaolin Kungfu to china. this link will describe in detail:DARUMA

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rare gem I found in my new house

For any typographer or eccentric interior designer, finding a box of old industrial Nuetra letters will leave you in elated san serif dizzyness. I've managed to make "my canines aparatus" with the letters.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Glue Network benefit Mural at MAGIC
I just got back last night from 4 exhausting days in VegASS. I joined 5 other very talented artists, J. Shea, Tommii Lim, Joshua Clay, Serge Gay Jr., and Kelli Murray, to create a 24' x 8' mural that was themed around "Hope". After nurmerous sketches and concepts we settled on a surreal idea that displayed towering "Hope Farmers" over a grand rolling landscape. Besides the great cause and exposure for the glue network we raised $15k and sold the mural to the CEO of Kangol. A Vegas charity group, stand up for kids was the main recepient who empowers, helps and stabilizes homeless youth across the country.

gym class heroes stopped by...
Masud, CEO of Kangol in middle(all white clothing) who will be putting the piece in his showroom.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Long time friend and downtempo legend "SARU" contacted me about creating his next album art. For those of you who don't know about Saru, he was one of the original progressive artists of downtempo music for Shadow Records that launched numerous talents like DJ Krush. Its been many years since he has released a full length downtempo album. After listening to the album today, mighty delicious comes to mind but that is still a massive understatement that does not do this album justice with my limited descriptive expression. This is a thrilling project to work on and will I'll be posting progress images on my blog soon. SARU's website

Below is a little taste of the EP cover thats being released on Bastard Jazz...