Sam from Long Beach for these wooden masks, signifying Korean culture and ancestry. I’ts always a great time with these heritage pieces. I have a few in rotation at the moment, can’t wait to showcase the new segments.
The purpose of these national treasures were to be used in war, for both the soldier and its horse. Ceremonially, for burial rites to drive away evil spirits; to remember the faces of great historical figures in death masks; and in the arts, particularly in ritual dances, courtly, and theatrical plays.
Just touched down in Mexico and the agenda is booked, but before the punches in bunches, let’s fuel up with some menudo from the motherland.
Cancun is located in the Riviera Maya and holds some of the Carribean’s most intriguing treasures. With all things sought-after: mayan temples, beaches, alcohol, food, etc. The activities were never ending. But this was a trip for my immediate family to enjoy the holiday season.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. -Paulo Coelho“
We switch the layout after witnessing Chichen-Itza to some nature and exotic wildlife, from animals for the general public, to some others much deeper in the abyss. And as always the people of Quintana Roo were so noble and welcoming.
We happened to stumble across the city of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula. Also being home to the second oldest Cathedral in the New World, the Cathedral of San Ildefonso.
We also walked through the premier beaches and witnessed a lot of people enjoying fun in the sun. So, we made it a priority to take part in the turquoise water paradise.
This previous week we had a couple of East Coast clients swing by, first we had Kevin from the South Bronx. Here’s his piece, a sorrowful angel for the inner arm. Kevin’s sleeve almost coming to a complete close, can’t wait for the final production.
After the rigorous session we have to regroup with some help from Starbucks caffeine.
Jake from Atlantic City with his newest addition, the beast camera known as the Leica
I consider this unique individual a close friend of mine, his far-out insight on business, fashion, & relationships separates him from many people I interact with on the daily. And I hold that very dear to me, even though his medium is music – the core is the still very much the same.
= Can’t Stop x Won’t Stop =
This past week I had a great time with the “Boxing Council” Justin & Albert.
Here are some still shots of the sessions. East Meets West.
Character is Fate.
After the training, business, artwork. It’s time for a couple of pints between the people of the board. We’ll be seeing Justin in Atlantic City for the month of February for some more follow up projects, stay tuned.
A little late but non the the less, here’s an inside thorough look at a recent trip to the carribean, Trinidad & Tobago. A place that will leave a permanent mark in my travels.
Networking and getting to know all the locals before we head to work. Inspiration from North to South – and all ages. A huge thanks to all the people from the island for making us feel right at home.
And here’s some footage of the artwork that went down. Glad I was given full control behind these pieces.
When the rain settled, and the workload was done, and we finally had some downtime. We had to make it a duty to venture out and witness this magical isle. Have a glance at an origin of the Gulf Stream.
Carribean fruit was a must, and my favorite snack – Plum Chow. The Chadon Beni pepper sauce was so good I had to bring some back in my suitcase.
Afterwards we head to a beautiful sunset in Maracas Bay, infinite joy to share these moments with great company.
Then to top off our field trip, we try Bake & Shark, a traditional shark burger from Trinidad. A must try, if you ever make it down to TT!
From Beto and myself, much love to The Hideout Clothing and all the individuals from Trini, for making the campaign come full circle. Hope to make it out to Carnival soon…
A look through my camera lens of DownTown Santa Ana’s Noche De Altares Festival.
I would love to begin by introducing this mexican holiday to all outsiders- Dia De Los Muertos, a public holiday that focuses on gatherings of family & friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed. A primarily Roman-Catholic tradition, but has now been observed worldwide.
The Catrina has become the referential image of Death in Mexico, it is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the nation.
It was definitely an amazing day capturing and witnessing all the altars and offerings and most of all-the people who came out to take part in the heritage fiesta.