June 23, 2009
This is a new print just finished by the legendary Self Help Graphics printshop in East LA. This is the nicest & biggest print I've done so far and it's an honor to have had it produced by such an important and respected printshop as SHG. The printer, Joe Alpuche did a perfect job. The title is "Ixtaccihuatl" (basically pronounced "ee.stok.SEE.wot") which is the name of a large mountain in Mexico said to resemble a sleeping woman. The myth behind this has inspired countless popular Mexican/Chicano paintings, drawings, calendars, murals, tattoos, merchandise, etc portraying an Azteca warrior cradling his dead lover. This is my sincere take on this traditional theme using my brushwork style. If you're interested in getting one, or for more info go to http://www.elmac.net/merchandise.html
June 21, 2009
These things were up all over LA for about the last month. You can see part of a girl's face in blue from a mural I painted with Retna representing Los Angeles right alongside the mayor, Kobe & Angelina...
These are images of a piece Retna & I created for the Mid City Arts show. It's a painting of Verse, a good friend of Retna's who was senselessly murdered nearby a couple years ago.
This was a small mural we painted outside titled "Unity"
Special thanks go to Kofie, Kopye & Codak who all painted fresh stuff on the other walls during the event...and thanks to the guys at 33Third for making it happen..
June 20, 2009
Here are a few shots I took at the legendary Self Help Graphics recently in East LA, while they were starting on a new print I'll be releasing soon.... Many thanks to Retna, Oscar Magallanes, and especially master printer Joe Alpuche (pictured)...more to come...