May 30, 2009

The latest..

So I've been bad at blogging lately. Mostly been working on pieces for upcoming shows, like the canvas above. I'll just mention a couple other new things; I was invited to give a commencement address for the 2009 graduating class of the New School for the Arts & Academics a few days ago at the Mesa Arts Center. It was an honor, and kind of made feel a little bit older. I was pretty nervous, and hadn't been able to prepare so I had to wing it, but it seemed like it went well. I also just happened to notice I have a feature in the latest issue of Garage magazine (above) which was a nice surprise. I have a few really cool silkscreen prints in the works that I'm excited about too, I'll have more info on those soon....

May 6, 2009

the New Generation...

So this is from an email I just got recently:

"My name is Jeff Moring and I am a highschool art teacher in a little town called Manteca, CA. I just wanted you to know that you are a huge inspiration to many of my advanced art students. I have a student named Mirna Castillo who adores your work. I am sending you a couple of pieces she replicated using acrylic, watercolor, and color pencils.
I Thought you might want to see how you can influence young adults/students without even being aware of it (pretty interesting thought)! Keep painting...because there are many of us who love what you do!


I hope they don't mind me posting this, but I was very humbled, impressed, and wanted to share it. I think I forget just how much public art can actually affect people. My thanks to Jeff and Mirna... keep up the great work!!

(the pieces on the left & right depict old murals I painted with Retna & Reyes)

UPDATE!: More info here from Juxtapoz. This is one cool high school...