The first grandpa Jake painting had shown nationally, won the best painting award from Mark Pachtor of the Smithsonian, was published in Harpers, reviewed in the Boston Globe and then stolen at LAX. I have since created 7 new versions in my grandfather's honor. This version received a favorable review last year in Flavorpill, an online artist magazine. The painting was curated by Ann Philbin in the Open Show for Gallery 825 in Dec.2006. Barbershop 7 is new as well. I love to sit in cafes and other public settings to capture the visual narratives around me.
Mixed Media Sculpture Piece.
This piece was selected by Mat Gleason for one of the centerpieces for the 25th Anniversary of Artscene in 2007 which was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Art and Living Magazine published it in the events section in 2007.