I'm heavily inspired by the work of Bay Area designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and what she called Supergraphics, or large wall paintings that fall somewhere between art and environmental graphics. The following murals take the tools of graphic design and apply them to public space.
Red Victorian Artist in Residence
Several hundred murals animated to make a stop motion film. This piece is based on a speech Martin Luther King delivered at the 1967 National Conference on New Politics... Dr. King called out the three most destructive forces in 1967 America as racism, materialism, and militarism... Fast forward 50 years and not much has changed...I try not to judge or moralize, but I found King's speech so powerful that I felt I had to pass it along... Brotha Moe, 90s Bay Area rap legend and the philospher King of Potrero hill, helped lay down the audio to give MLKs words a modern cadence ... All of this is meant to inspire little acts of community and goodwill.
Los Angeles Sunrise
Lucky Alley Community Mural Project
Painted Column for Embarcadero Philz. Visitors can scan QR code to watch a short animation of the mural on their phones called "Wired Suns and Tired Moons"
Assistants: Arianna Deane, Lane Hartman, and Jacqueline Ooi.