The deadline was tight and we had agreed to everything over emails. At the moment, I could not go see the walls since I had been working day and night on the AZTLAN Portraits that will be a part of an exhibition in Denver, Colorado opening on August 15th (more info on this soon). For me to go to LA for a day was not a possibility during that time.
So, I had to trust myself and listen to my personal guide Sassafras on this one. I asked him to scout the space for me and if it was a “good” move for me – then I would go forward with the mural agreement.
In a matter of less than 24 hours, everything aligned perfectly. Sassafras gave me the green light and I moved forward with high speed and effortless advancement.
My good friend and fellow artist Codak Smith agreed to assist me with painting the murals so I could meet the deadline on time. He also offered his sacred space as a place I could stay.
On July 10th, I went to my art studio and packed my car with paints and supplies. Irene gave me a bag full of snacks. Then at exactly 4:30am on July 11th, I kissed my girls goodbye as they slept and drove off towards LA.
The 80’x8’ exterior gate is titled: POSITIVITY
And the 20’x14’ roll down door is titled: LIGHT
Thank You Craig, Mike and the rest of the team for this great opportunity. I am truly Grateful.
Thank You Codak Smith for being such an AWESOME friend to me. I cherish and appreciate you.
See you soon Los Angeles!