Monthly Archives: February 2013

RISK x NATHAN OTA mural

Last week I painted a mural at Will Rogers Elementary School with my good friend Nathan Ota. This one was especially fun because We had the opportunity to meet and talk to the kids from the elementary school as well as the junior high kids from across the street. I love working with Kids and their knowledge and insight was very refreshing. I was also happy to paint out doors with Nathan Ota, my old high school partner in crime. Although we paint in the studio frequently, we haven’t painted a public mural in over 20 years. good times!

On the front side I took advantage of the 3 panels and used the primary colors to do an abstract beautifully destroyed series. The abstract elements on the right edge and the larger dots on the left  represent a spiral notebook. The geometrical line work also works well on these panels because Will Rogers is STEM-focus school which means they fully engage and integrate the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. (STEM)Thank You to the great staff and extremely supportive parents at Will Rogers! Good Times….

THE NEW SHUL x RISK

Today I was honored by the New Shul, for my dedication to beautifying the community. It was a great honor and I am truly very appreciative for the event  and great company. THANK YOU….

Worlds shortest speech!…Accepting the Hand painted Guitar by LiHai Art and thanking everyone from the NEW SHUL…. good times….Rabbi Micael Barclay The painting I did for the Gala…

SAN DIEGO x TRIBAL WAREHOUSE

I spent a few days in San Diego last week with my friends from TRIBAL clothing. I have been friends with those guys since  the Third Rail days in the early 90’s. We were running around the garment district in L.A. learning the clothing game. Plenty of good times! It’s always amazing to see how far we have come. I’m very proud of all my friends. Bobby Ruiz from Tribal recently bought a new warehouse, equipped with a store, tattoo shop, barber shop and gallery. I  wanted to give him a little moving on present, So I decided to rock the outside wall…

There was a fence about a foot away from the wall and the city wanted a lot of $ to take it down, so I had to improvise. We splashed about 50 gallons of paint and water on the wall to get the fade. It was very messy! The people passing by on the 5 Fwy. below were tripping out. Good times!Some local writers came by and I got the itch to rock a piece, so I did a piece in the rafters inside the Warehouse…

I love San Diego. They are very rich in culture. Chicano Park, a must see….Good times…Check out this orange writing on the Blue background. You cant see it very well on the photo. Bu the optical illusion of the Orange letters floating was insane.The Food is insane too!…Best tacos, hands down! Tacos Del Gordo….