Fractal 2014 - Cancun Recap

So I took forever to post this, but in November of 2014, I was invited to take a trip to Cancun, Mexico for their newly founded Encuentro Fractal event. It was comprised of presentations, workshops, and exhibitions, and was an overall amazing time. I met some really talented people and was almost overwhelmed by the roster of awesome artists and designers. To be included was an honor.

The reception I received was heartwarming. I was glad to see everyone excited about my work and what I had to say. Great questions, great feed back, I loved that crowed, it was dope how engaged they were.

Photos by; Mario Morales Rubi

Photos by; Mario Morales Rubi

These guys even skipped regular scheduled classes to come and see me present! Wut!

Photos by; Mario Morales Rubi

Photos by; Mario Morales Rubi

Skipped out a little early after my presentation with Yvan (Facehunter) and Bernando to go get some food and take a trip down to Playa Del Carmen.

photo by Yvan Rodic (Facehunter)

photo by Yvan Rodic (Facehunter)

Next day, we sailed over to Isla Mujeres, and saw some of the super murals from the last "Sea Walls" event there.

Day 3, exhibition, and a very dope one at that. 

Photos by; Mario Morales Rubi

Photos by; Mario Morales Rubi

All in all, an undoubtedly fun experience, see you again soon Cancun. 

41 Fleet Street - Paint Jamaica

For the past two months I've been working with the Paint Jamaica team on a great project. We've been going to some Developing Communities (inner cities) in search of a space we could work in to enhance and uplift, in order to bring about positive change. Of course, we decided to use the power of art and colour to do this. This is how the first edition of Paint Jamaica took root, at 41 Fleet Street, Parade Gardens in Downtown Kingston.

Photo by Randy Richards

Photo by Randy Richards

photo by Matthew Henry

photo by Matthew Henry

Meeting Marianna (Brain-child of the Project) was the beginning of the Journey. Many of us came together for this one cause. Democratic art. To go into the community and communicate with the locals living there and get their feedback about what they would like to see. I have to say, it was a very enlightening experience. Being in the midst of their lively hood, seeing and understanding how they live, we practically became honorary members of the community. Meeting with groups such as Life Yard, which had been a great contributor to the project through the provision of their Urban Farm, located right across from the site we would be painting.

"Indigo Child" photo by Randy Richards

"Indigo Child" photo by Randy Richards

The abandoned warehouse, known as 41 Fleet Street, was the site for the project. In 10 Days, with 92 gallons of paint and up to 67 individuals, comprised of artists, volunteers and community members, we covered all the walls within the space. 

I did two murals within the space. Both inspired by the children in the community. The first one dedicated to the concept of Unity and the nurturing of positive values, knowledge and harmony. This was depicted by a young boy and girl planting a tree that grows out to an opened book. The second mural, is dedicated to the exuberance of youth. The immense potential of these "indigo children." That the new generation are the real ones to carry the crown, which I represent as an amalgamation of Jamaican fruits. 

The reception I've recieved from visitors and community memebers about the murals, have been the most touching part of this whole experience. Im glad to have been apart of this project, and hope to see art continue planting positive seeds within society. If you get the chance, check out the rest of the Paint Jamaica project here. Look forward to more. Much Love.

PAINT JAMAICA LOVE!! In Life Yard-Urban Farm - photo by Matthew Henry

PAINT JAMAICA LOVE!! In Life Yard-Urban Farm - photo by Matthew Henry

T Λ J x Liquid Skateboards - "LIQUID DUB"

Over a little more than a year ago, I had done a design for Netherlands skateboard brand, Liquid Skateboards. They wanted a Jamaican design, and I'm grateful for the fact that they decided to ask an actual Jamaican to collaborate with. Now, that collaboration is finally out and available online. Check out the collaboration, "Liquid DUB MASTAH" 

Get it here at Liquid Skateboards.

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photos by 'The Draughtsman'

photos by 'The Draughtsman'