Octopop

Octopop

As part of the Seventh Street Mural Project (for which I was also the co-director with artist Steve Cruz of Mighty Fine Arts), designed to encourage pedestrian and bike-friendly traffic along Seventh Ave. within the Bishop Arts District.

Octopop is a wordplay title after the tabloid-infamous "Octomom" popular then. The protective vertical bars framing the dock entry cleverly served as paleta sticks for the ice cream bars the "Octopop" is holding. (2010)

Bar 828 (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

Bar 828 (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

These murals were part of a series of live performance pop-up murals located at 828 W. Davis St. in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time. 

Live performance murals work off the mood of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter. 

This piece, titled "Bar 828", set the tone for the black & white palette, both simplifying and challenging subsequent murals in the process.

Notice how I left a palimpsest of the previous mural in each new piece.



[number 1 mural]

What's Your Poison? (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

What's Your Poison? (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

These murals were part of a series of live performance pop-up murals located in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time. 

Live performance murals work off the mood of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter. 

The title, "What's Your Poison", was inspired by the pumpkin-infused, Hallowe'en-themed craft drinks being created nightly and often spontaneously. 

Notice how I left a palimpsest of the previous mural in each new piece.



[number 2 mural]

Improvisation (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

Improvisation (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

These murals were part of a series of live performance pop-up murals located in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time. 

Live performance murals work off the mood of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter. 

The title, "Improvisation", was again inspired by the improvisational nature of the pop-up bar, live performance mural and new concoctions made up on the spot that night. 

Notice how I left a palimpsest of the previous mural in each new piece.



[number 3 mural]

Al Capone (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

Al Capone (Live Pop-up Mural Series)

These murals were part of a series of live performance pop-up murals located in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time. 

Live performance murals work off the mood of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter. 

This piece, titled "Al Capone", was inspired by the "speak-easy" nature of the pop-up bar.

Notice how I left a palimpsest of the previous mural in each new piece.



[number 4 mural]

Wash (Live Pop-up Mural)

Wash (Live Pop-up Mural)

These murals were part of a series of live performance pop-up murals located in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time. 

Live performance murals work off the mood of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter. 

This piece, titled "Wash", was created the night of Game 7 of the 2010 World Series, featuring coach Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers.

Notice how I left a palimpsest of the previous mural in each new piece. 



[number 5 mural]

 These murals were part of a series of  live performance pop-up murals  located in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time.   Live performance murals work off the  mood  of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter.   This piece, titled "Adios", was a take looking back at the entire, month-long pop-up event, saying 'goodbye' to all our guests who helped create something authentically grass-roots, world-series-worthy, creative and spontaneous in Dallas. The tattoo on her shoulder says "Adios". This mural remained on the wall of the building for at least 4 more years.  ∞     [last mural]

These murals were part of a series of live performance pop-up murals located in the Bishop Arts District, just down the street from my studio at the time. 

Live performance murals work off the mood of the moment and the people present, often with no preconceived agenda for subject matter. 

This piece, titled "Adios", was a take looking back at the entire, month-long pop-up event, saying 'goodbye' to all our guests who helped create something authentically grass-roots, world-series-worthy, creative and spontaneous in Dallas. The tattoo on her shoulder says "Adios". This mural remained on the wall of the building for at least 4 more years.



[last mural]

Girl from Darfur (2009)

Girl from Darfur (2009)

Main and Good-Latimer Streets. Deep Ellum, Texas.

Dia de los Perros (2011)

Dia de los Perros (2011)

360º columnar mural. Part of the Deep Ellum Bark Park mural project. Deep Ellum, Texas.

Dia de los Perros (2011)

Dia de los Perros (2011)

360º columnar mural. Part of the Deep Ellum Bark Park mural project. Deep Ellum, Texas.

Dia de los Perros (2011)

Dia de los Perros (2011)

360º columnar mural. Part of the Deep Ellum Bark Park mural project. Deep Ellum, Texas.

Oscar & Murphy

Oscar & Murphy

Custom Dog Portraits. Part of the Deep Ellum Bark Park mural project. Deep Ellum, Texas.

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

Company logo development, branding and building makeover. Hand-painted icons and signage. (2010)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

Company logo development, branding and building makeover. Hand-painted icons and signage. (2010)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

Company logo development, branding and building makeover. Hand-painted icons and signage. (2010)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

DFW M'Antiques (Bishop Arts District)

Company logo development, branding and building makeover. Hand-painted icons and signage. (2010)

Urbanathlon (Finish Line Obstacle)

Urbanathlon (Finish Line Obstacle)

The client, Hawkeye Media, wanted an aged, urban, industrial warehouse look for the finish line obstacle for their client, Men's Health Magazine's 2013 and 2014 Urbanathlon event in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

100' w X 8' h

Urbanathlon Wall (Detail shot of Finish Line Obstacle)

Urbanathlon Wall (Detail shot of Finish Line Obstacle)

The client, Hawkeye Media, wanted an aged, urban, industrial warehouse look for the finish line obstacle for their client, Men's Health Magazine's 2013 and 2014 Urbanathlon event in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Urbanathlon (Finish Line Obstacle Wall)

Urbanathlon (Finish Line Obstacle Wall)

The client, Hawkeye Media, wanted an aged, urban, industrial warehouse look for the finish line obstacle for their client, Men's Health Magazine's 2013 and 2014 Urbanathlon event in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Onsite and in action - New York, NY.

Urbanathlon (Finish Line Obstacle Wall)

Urbanathlon (Finish Line Obstacle Wall)

The client, Hawkeye Media, wanted an aged, urban, industrial warehouse look for the finish line obstacle for their client, Men's Health Magazine's 2013 and 2014 Urbanathlon event in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Onsite and in action, New York, NY.

Oztopus

Oztopus

Mural depiction of an underwater, post-apocolyptic stylization of The Wizard of Oz. The "halo" is painted Gold Leaf with hidden words and codes. 

60' w X 12' h

St. Barbara

St. Barbara

Patron Saint of Artillerymen, Sailors, Militias, Thunder and Lightning and Botanicas (hence it's location on the back wall of the well-known, multi-generational Chango Botanica in Oak Cliff - Dallas, Texas. 

Note: the lightning from her hair is accentuated by reflective blue vinyl that glows bright blue when photographed in the evening or early morning using a flash.

[The "Chango" Lettering was not my work.]

Pianoctopus

Pianoctopus

Hand-painted upright piano sold at Auction for Art Conspiracy 7. Commissions for similar pieces are available.