In celebration of Black History Month, Nike approached me to help them paint a mural to kick off an event at Gonzales Park in Compton last weekend.

They had a great image designed by Fuse Green and they asked if I could replicate it as a mural.
This was no easy task because of the level of detail especially in the background.

So I decided to create the mural using a combination of stencils, spray paint, and acrylic.

I had my boy Ando at search+resQ help me out with creating these mad stencils:

I hired the sign painting skills of the homie SINER LTS to help me out.

The result was pretty tight and seamless!


Along with the unveiling of the mural, I also led a community stencil workshop session with the kids in the neighborhood. I used some of the images from the mural as well as a few Man One specials. As you can see they ate it up!



*More pics on my Flickr


City of Los Angeles 2010 Latino Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies

I've been commissioned by the Mayor's office (through the Latino Heritage Committee's art liaison, Isabel Rojas-Williams) and will be painting live in front of City Hall today from 10am -12 noon!

Stop by and check it out as I create an original piece to commemorate this year's Latino Heritage Month.

More info on the event below:

The City of Los Angeles will honor the contributions of Placido Domingo, Tony Plana, and ASCO (collective group of Artists) at the kick off to the City's celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

Music will be provided by Mario Reyes of the Gipsy Kings and the Mariachi Divas. The Argentina Tango Dancers will also perform.

Arts and crafts for the kids and refreshments will also be available on the City Hall South Lawn.

When: Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, 10am-12pm
Where: LA City Hall South Lawn, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
Cost: Free