Viva Zapata

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Faux Monarch

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He’e

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Working Stiff

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Pig Hunter-Hunter

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Koa Warrior

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Pueo

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Alala Crow

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Ku

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Hoary Bat

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Sunken Head

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  • Viva Zapata

    Emiliano Zapata was one of Mexico’s most iconic Revolutionary leaders and also my Grandfather’s hero. He was a gunslinger who rode with Poncho Villa and formed the Liberation Army.  Followers of Emiliano were known as “Zapatistas”.  This is a portrait representing Zapata as a skeleton and depicts how he will live on through the ages in the stories that are told of him and the Mexican Revolutionaries.

    $10.00$345.00

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  • Knitten Kitten

    Knitten Kitten is a story of a very lonely girl who lived life in isolation.  Having no friends or family the only thing that keeps her company is knitting.  She decides to knit herself a little kitten friend one day using her own hair and she was never lonely again.  True story.

    Painted with acrylic and gold leaf on a Maple wood skate deck.

    $300.00

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  • Time Changer

    Time changer is inspired by the Jackson Chameleon lizard that can be found on the big island of Hawaii. They are masters of camouflage and constantly change color to adapt to their environment.  This particular Jackson can change time and is shown fixing a pocket while sitting inside of a larger clock and wearing a monocle.

    Painted with Acrylic and gold leaf on a Maple wood deck.

    $300.00

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  • Faux Monarch

    Although a man may wear a crown and robes he is still just a man. Faux Monarch depicts a want to be king in an illustrative style. It is a statement about how all men are created equal wether king, serf, or jester we are all in this together.
    Painted with acrylic, charcoal, and gold leaf Faux Monarch comes on a Maple wood skate deck.

    $300.00

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  • Soldado de los Dioses

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    Soldado de los Dioses is a narrative about our cat Muggies.  The title translates into Soldier of the Gods and shows how Muggies would have been viewed as a great warrior during the Tarascan and Aztec empires.  He is an avid hunter who prefers the jungles of Hawaii to our comfortable home and will leave for up to three days at a time.  The painting depicts him in the context of my cultural background alongside his queen who was modeled after my wife Rachel.

    This piece was made with acrylic, charcoal, and gold leaf.  There are also elements of woodblock printing, stenciling, and glazing applied to the work. The painting measures 30″x 48″ on canvas and comes in a Mahogany frame bringing the total size to 31″x 49″.

    $25.00$5,000.00

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  • Vino de los Muertos

    Celebrating life after death “Vino de los Muertos” is a painting depicting a couple drinking wine to their everlasting commitment to one another.  It is a celebratory piece combining wine lovers with day of the dead imagery.

    This piece was made with acrylic and enamel on wood panel and the original was placed in a custom frame.  The frame is made of mahogany and embellished with wine corks in the corners.  The wine corks were collected from bottles of wine that the clients had shared together.  Although the original has sold there is currently one paper print option available.

    $25.00$445.00

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  • He’e

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    In Hawai’i the word for octopus is “he’e” however islanders commonly refer to it by the Japanese name “tako”.  There is even a restaurant on the Big Island in Waimea called Tako Taco, but if you are like me you would never eat one because these he’e are pretty awesome!

    $20.00$450.00

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  • Working Stiff

    Working Stiff represents the plight of the daily grind. It is a symbol of how skewed our priorities have become and how we sit for hours alive in a tomb. It is a humorous reminder of how much time we spend at work, school, or just living in our virtual world. This piece was commissioned by a friend who works extremely hard and long hours at a visual effects studio in Hollywood. Details in the painting have been personalized to his experiences.
    The original painting was made with acrylic and enamel on birch and measures 18″x 24″and is placed in a custom built Mahogany frame. Although the original has sold there are still print options available.

    $5.00$635.00

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  • ‘I’iwi in Waiting

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    The ‘I’iwi also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honey creeper is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable birds.Unfortunately it is facing near extinction due to habitat loss and the spread of mosquito born diseases.However these birds can still be found in high elevations of the big islands of Hawaii and have been listed as threatened under The Endangered Species Act.

    This piece measures 5×7 inches and was painted with acrylic and enamel on a canvas panel.  The original work can be purchased at the Volcano Art Center in Hawaii’s Volcano National Park, or on their website here.

    $5.00$10.00

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  • Tombstone

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    The title “Tombstone” is a term used by surfers that refers to the predicament a surfer gets into after he wipes out and gets stuck underwater. When a surfer gets plunged really deep their leash pulls so taught that it causes the surfboard to stick out above the surface resembling a tombstone. The longer the tombstone is up, the greater the danger the surfer is in. This piece shows how real things can get below the surface.

    Tombstone is painted with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a birch panel.  The painting measures  11″ x 14″

    $10.00$750.00

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  • Return of the ‘Alalā

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    Return of the ‘Alalā depicts three native species from the Big Island of Hawai’i. The Hawaiian crow, or ‘alalā, the beautiful Koa tree, and the tree’s little foe the Koa Bug. Unfortunately the ‘alalā itself is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity. However, there is going to be a release of the ‘alalā back into their native habitat in 2016 coordinated by The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. The area has been restored to the natural environment of the ‘alalā and is protected in an effort to help this beautiful bird thrive and once again repopulate the Big Island of Hawai’i.

    This piece is painted with acrylic and enamel on panel. The frame is custom made out of reclaimed Koa and is meant to reflect the native Koa tree represented in the painting.  The original is available for purchase at the Volcano Art Center located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or on their website here.

    $5.00$1,700.00

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  • Pig Hunter-Hunter

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    Kamapua’a is the shapeshifting boar god in Hawaiian mythology. This piece references to him while taking a twist on the cultural significance to pig hunting in Hawaii and combining it with a hint of Day of the Dead imagery.He is the hunter of hunters and he wears skulls as trophies around his neck of all who have attempted to serve him for a Luau.

    This work is painted on birch panel with acrylic and enamel and measures 10″x12″.  It comes in a reclaimed wood frame that is  decorated with beautifully carved designs bringing the total size to 15″x17″.

    $5.00$2,400.00

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  • Koa Warrior

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    Koa Warrior is a mash up of Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture. The skeleton is derived from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and is represented in traditional Hawaiian war clothing.

    The mushroom helmet was worn by high ranking chiefs or Ali’i who often went to battle.  The cloak was also worn by Ali’i and was usually made out of local bird feathers.  One of the most popular weapons of the Polynesian culture is the Leiomano which means the lei of the shark, it is a paddle made of koa wood, inset with shark teeth.  The ship in the background references to the arrival of Captain Cook who the Hawaiians had mistaken for the god Lono.

    This painting is made with acrylic and enamel on panel.  It measures 24″x 17″ and comes in a custom built Koa frame with rope details bringing the total size to 38″x 21″

    $5.00$3,500.00

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  • Get Rich or Die Trying

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    Get Rich or die Trying is a narrative  painting about a pirate searching for long lost treasure.  This painting is about putting it all on the line for wealth.  However sometimes you don’t quite make it.

    This work is painted with acrylic and enamel on stretched canvas and measures 18″ x 24″.  It comes in a custom built frame of reclaimed wood  that resembles the planks of a ship bringing the total size to 29″x31″.

    $10.00$2,000.00

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  • Craneo con Cempasuchiles

    This is a still life that references to my birthday of November 2nd which is also the Mexican holiday of The Day of the Dead. The title means “skull with marigolds” and I view this piece as a birthday shrine or cake with candle.

    Craneo con Cempasuchiles is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 4″x6″ birch panel in a ornate black wooden frame, measuring 8.5″x10″ in total.

    $5.00$300.00

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  • The Queen of Mictlan

    In Aztec mythology, Mictecacihuatl was the Queen of Mictlan, the underworld, and wife of Mictlantecuhtli. Her purpose is to keep watch over the bones of the dead.

    The painting is acrylic and enamel on a 9″x7″ birch panel with a golden tiered frame, measuring 10″12″ in total.

    $10.00$400.00

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  • Pueo

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    The Pueo is a short-eared owl that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It is considered an ‘aumākua (ancestor spirit) and is endangered on the island of O’ahu.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 5″x7″ canvas panel in a rustic wood frame.  Although the Original has sold, Giclee prints on canvas and paper prints are still available.

    $5.00$300.00

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  • Alala Crow

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    The Hawaiian Crow or ‘Alalā is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is considered by natives to be a family god or ‘aumakua.  Unfortunately it is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity!

    This painting is 4″x6″ on wood with an acrylic underpainting and is enhanced with black enamel.  It comes in a custom built mango frame bringing the total size to 8″x 10″.  Although the original has sold canvas giclee and paper prints are still available.

     

    $5.00$300.00

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  • Warrior Kitty

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    Warrior Kitty is a painting of our cat Nargle who is an avid hunter and protector of our house.

    He is painted with acrylic and enamel on an 8″x10″ canvas with a custom made Zebra wood frame, measuring 11″x13″ in total. Zebra wood comes from a large tree that is native to Central America.

    $5.00$400.00

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  • Ku

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    Kū is one of the four main Hawaiian tiki gods. He is the god of war and is the only god who is worshiped with human sacrifice.

    Kū is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 11.5″x15″ birch panel.  He comes in a custom frame made from endemic Koa wood from the Big Island of Hawaii and is embellished with sculpted tiki tiles and rope details, measuring 19.5″x23″ in total.

    $5.00$3,000.00

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  • Hoary Bat

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    The endangered Hoary Bat is the only native land mammal of the Hawaiian Islands.  It is a very elusive bat that roosts in trees among forests and the Hawaiian name is ‘Ope‘ape‘a.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on 5″x7″ canvas panel in a rustic wood frame, measuring 10″x12″ in total.

    $5.00$300.00

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  • Mexoskeleton Accordion Player

    “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity”. The Mexoskeleton Is a character I created who represents a person who lives life free from the fear of death and instead embraces its uncertain nature as a gift. A musician through his instrument creates a beautiful sound that resonates for a moment, but is ultimately fleeting just as life is.

    This painting celebrates life and death while referencing on the day I was born, The Day of the Dead. The background is comprised of architecture from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. This city has cultural significance to my identity since it the place where my grandfather is from.

    The painting is on a 18″x24″ birch panel with acrylic and enamel. The rustic frame is custom built out of wood that has been stained and distressed and is adorned with brass tack details, it was inspired by the architecture of the city of Guanajuato. With the frame, the original work measures 25″x39″ total.

    $5.00$3,000.00

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  • Boneyard

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    The title “Boneyard” is a term used by surfers to describe the impact zone of a wave that breaks over reef in very shallow water.  It is a place where you don’t want to be caught off guard and if you are, you could easily end up a skeleton stuck to the ocean floor.

    Boneyard fuses Mexican Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture and signifies the similarities these two cultures share through their geographic location and relationship with the ocean.

    This painting was done with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a 15″x24″ birch panel.  The frame is custom built from the endemic Koa tree of Hawaii and is embellished with brass tacks and rope details.  Koa is a very hard wood and in the Hawaiian language it means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.  With the frame, the total measurements are 30″x36.5″

    $5.00$4,200.00

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  • The Dead Sea

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    The Dead Sea is a social commentary on the health of the ocean and man’s relationship with it.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on 8″x10″ canvas board. The frame is custom made from Koa wood which is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. With the frame, this piece measures 11″x12″ in total.

    $5.00$600.00

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  • Mexoskeleton Mariachi

    “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity”. The Mexoskeleton Is a character I created who represents a person who lives life free from the fear of death and instead embraces its uncertain nature as a gift. A musician through his instrument creates a beautiful sound that resonates for a moment, but is ultimately fleeting just as life is.This painting celebrates life and death while referencing to the day I was born, The Day of the Dead.

    The background is comprised of architecture from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. This city has cultural significance to my identity since it is the birthplace of my grandfather.

    The painting is painted on a 18″x24″ birch panel with acrylic and enamel. The rustic frame is custom built out of wood that has been stained and distressed and is adorned with brass tack details, it was inspired by the architecture of the city of Guanajuato. With the frame, the work measures 25″x39″ in total.

    $5.00$3,000.00

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  • Long Live the King

    Long Live the King is a painting that references the merging of Spanish culture and the indigenous cultures of Central America. This was the inception of Mestizos and birth of Mexico. It was also Spain that introduced the image of death as a skeleton into the new world in the 16th century. This image of the skeleton was adopted into Mexican culture and is still venerated in their Day of the Dead celebrations.

    Long Live the King is Painted with acrylic and enamel on a 6″x8″ birch panel and is in an ornate gold leaf frame, measuring 8″x10″ in total.

    $5.00$600.00

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  • Sunken Head

    There are many tales to be told by the sea; stories buried by time existing only in fragments. Sunken Head is one of those stories. A mystery of a merchant, pirate, or naval officer whose remnants are now becoming a part of the ocean floor.

    Sunken Head is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 8″x10″canvas panel. The frame is custom made from Purple Heart wood which is native to tropical parts of Central and South America. It is one of the hardest woods in the world. With the frame, this work measures 11″x14″ in total.

    $5.00$515.00

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