Logo designed for the Los Angeles Tenants Union | Sindicato de Inquilinos de Los Angeles as part of their logo competition. Originally, the logo and animation I designed included Downtown LA but I changed this to include the acronym of the organization instead.
A group of incredible people came together to organize Impeach Trump March on July 2nd, 2017. Social justice activists from organizations throughout Los Angeles such as Indivisible, Occupy Venice, POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal), Ground Game LA, and others coordinated this action. It caught the imagination of other cities around the country. Sister marches included: Albuquerque, […]
Had this idea for a non profit that would specialize in providing style and size specific bikes for the poor – BiKES THAT SUiT YOU! I even created a logo for it. If you have $500,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you dig this idea, give me a ring.
This was a huge project that required codification and a viable plan for implementation. At the end of 2012, I launched the Virtual Redevelopment project in conjunction with the relaunch of Watts House Project 2.0. Thanks to new technology provided by Verold Studio, the VRD allowed us to render individual homes in Watts in 3D. The virtual models […]
iScreamLA! was collaborative project organized with two very talented artists Michelle Jacquis and Beth Peterson as part of 18th Street Art Center’s “Debating Through the Arts.” The exhibition was c0-curated by Jerri Allyn and Inez Bush. My personal goal for this project was to gain a deeper understanding of Los Angeles through it’s communities, people and places. Our […]
GET UP 2 GET DOWN was one of my favorite programs at Watts House Project. I produced Get Up 2 Get Down to serve as a community beautification effort organized in conjunction with short live performances in the area around the Watts Towers…and I conceptualized this program with a wonderful lady and good friend, Sara […]
This was the second project I organized at WHP as part of the Virtual Redevelopment project. The Sanchez family moved to Watts in 1993. As immigrants, Carlos Sanchez and Juana Breseña met in the United States, married, and moved to the area where they had three children. The family recalled Watts in the 90s as a difficult place […]
Layers Series (Fear of…) Medium: pencil, color pencil, and acrylic Size: 6″x 8″ [click on the image to see next slide or click here to see thumbnails] More images to follow…
Here’s another project I initiated and managed at WHP as part of the Virtual Redevelopment project. The owner of the home, Jose Villegas, has lived in Watts for 20 years. Jose, affectionately called “El Chon” by his friends and family, moved to the U.S. when he was only 16. He recalled that as a […]
Simply put, Thursday Mornings was a series of weekly summer breakfasts for the community and invitations were open to all residents. I launched Thursday Mornings to bring neighbors from other blocks together with the neighbors around the Towers and just start a dialog. The inspiration for this program was, in part, based on my greater understanding of the dynamics of Watts […]