For me to put into words how certain pieces come together can sometimes be challenging for me. I created the basis for this art out of being influenced by the Motorcycle community and being surrounded by different tribes here in North County San Diego. My desire to do something that was native-inspired with a cool edgy RBL twist. Over the years, this piece has taken many forms. Each one is unique to itself and not one of them is like the last.
On this one, I did something different. I made the art as if it is coming out from behind a unique tooled pattern panel. I freehanded in some filigree patterns for contrast. I also used a precious metals paint with actual crushed gold in it to highlight and outline the art. On my last trip to the Four corners, I saw a lot of old adobe homes made with mud and straw- the textures were insane. The way they were paired up with bright colors next to natural earth tones. It’s what gave me the inspiration for this interior. I wanted to emulate the textures an colors. For me as an artist, I build all of these pieces to embody the overall scope of the image. from the exterior to the interior, it’s all apart of the overall art. Even the hardware on the snap- The custom Concho is an actual $5 dollar coin from 1911- Yes! it is a real antique collector’s coin that was turned into this beautiful unique piece of hardware. where else would you get something like this? Red Beard- That’s where!