Bloc 15 is an event space near Jack London Square in Oakland. For this project I was commissioned to reimagine the outer walls in an unhindered and wild freeform style. The design directive was something along the lines of "go crazy with it" and this is the result.
With this piece I felt it was important to harmonize with the surrounding graffiti styles present in the neighborhood but I also wanted to avoid the trap of stereotypically urban motifs.
End to end this piece is the largest I've done and stretches the length of a block at a height of about 20 ft. To date this is my biggest piece and second time painting in the open air.
During the year leading up to December 2016 I created an exhibition at MightyBox Industries reimagining the role of perspective points as a tool for understanding reality. It seems to me the entirety of our world emanates out of (or possibly into) a distant source point we will never meet. Beyond that event horizon something that our entire reality manifests out of. I wanted to address this phenomena by inventing new forms and structures which would point to that source point. I executed the the work in a variety of mediums, formats, and styles which culminated in a 47' high mural on the front of the building which housed the exhibition. The MightyBox mural is clearly visible from Interstate 80 leading to the Bay Bridge and has become a significant archetectual icon in the Mission District area.
In the summer of 2015 I set up a small studio space in a conference room at Kenshoo's North American headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Together with Patience Yi of Code and Canvas we came up with an idea. Instead of trying to get the tech community to come out to our art events and engage in our territory, let's bring the art experience to them. Over the course of 3 months I made 2 large murals and created an art studio where I could collaborate with employees in order that they could see first hand what it is to make art. Together we made over 30 entirely unique pieces with a watercolor technique I facilitated. At the end of the residency I framed all the work and created an exhibition which was open to the public and helped to advance the dialogue between art and tech in San Francisco