I was invited to paint in the Flint Plublic Art Project, with 10 selected artists participating each June. This is an amazing event organized by amazing people who want to see their community uplifted and full of colors. Met some amazing people here!
Got selected to participate in Akumal art festival, a yearly festival that improves the town of Akumal by creating murals everywhere. More than 500 artists from around the world have participated and every year they change most of the murals, given that Akumal is a beach town in the south of Mexico and the rain and salty atmosphere degrades the murals really quickly. My peace was inspired in Guatemalan traditions, and depicts a world where humans and nature can coexist with each other.
Commissioned by the construction company “Area Superficies” to make a mural in their offices. This commission was completly free, the client liked my little monsters so much that he was fine with me doing whatever I wanted, so I put a saying that refers to both personal development and construction and a little monster that is pulling you up… gotta stand where the fingers are to be part of the mural!
While in Chicago, I got invited to paint in the Alley project, a project ran by some of the neighbors in this area, wanting to create something beautiful in the back alleys of they homes, where most of the trash is dumped. This alley hosts more than 20 artists from around the world, trying to make the city better with a little bit of their art.
Mural done for The Crepe Shop in Chicago. Trying a new style here, where the background and the top design could be a separate thing, they both work well on themselves but together they create something between abstract and figurative, a combination of both worlds, giving the viewer something fun and understandable to perceive but something fluid and abstract as well.
Selected to participate in Graffiti Queens Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This was a fun festival, the first all women Festival I participated in. Brazil had such a beautiful energy, I met so many nice, talented, women in this trip and the Festival had such a different vibe… working along women made me feel safe, empowered and gave me hope to whatever comes. I have no doubt that the future is female…we need more female role models, leaders… Our society need equilibrium and we will not reach it unless we work together to change the status quo… It is possible!!!
Mural painted for V8 Hotel in zone 4, Guatemala City. I was selected along other 20 Guatemalan muralists to decorate the rooms, halls, and common spaces of the new renovated hostel. It was very fun to go back to painting with acrylics and brushes on the wall, after you try spray paint you don’t want to switch back but once in a while it feels good to make lines slowly and paint bit by bit!!
Mural done for “Festival Matices”… A fully organized and accomplished festival by women for women in Guatemala. This has been one of my favorite festivals and the first one I have been involved from start to finish. I helped organized this festival with 10 other amazing and powerful women who not only love street art but are pro-women and want to change the way women are seen and treated in our country.
My piece for the festival was inspired in the Aluxes, it is said that the Alux are magical beings that protect the forest and it’s inhabitants. A legend from Guatemala that makes me dream and feel safe whenever in the forest or jungle and I wanted this part of the city to be protected with one of this magical beings.
I was commissioned by Pig Brothers restaurant in Mixco, Guatemala to make a mural in their main dining area. They serve chicken, beef and pork so I did a trio of braniacs, one coming out of the other… I really liked the result of this one!
Mural done as part of a project with the Collective “Niñas Furia” and “Jovenes contra la Violencia”. I love working with the community on murals and this was no exception. We painted a short wall on the main basketball court of a town called Peronia. This is a red zone in Guatemala so I decided to work on a design that talked about peace and community and so I chose a quote from Ghandi as the center… “There is no road towards peace, peace is the way”. We finished the mural in around 3 hours with the help of 20 women and children from the community.