2/15/11

The Garcia Circus is in town!

Today's post is dedicated to my glorious cousin Casey Garcia, but I should probably dedicate this whole blog to her.

See, me and Case came up since we both a few months old, letting out little farts in a dirty playpen. We've remained mad tight over the years, and still chat almost every day, mostly to discuss beer, video games and the complexities of women. She was the first person to really show me what art meant and without her influence, I'd have never picked up a spray can in the first place, so please raise your glasses to my awesome cuzzo.

This is the second stencil I ever committed to canvas, and to give you an idea of how highly I think of her, the first was of Hulk Hogan. I was just getting the idea of how to best play with multiple layers of color, and find the dark gray layers especially charming. Also notice the screen effect used hoodie elements on the right. I've had a lot of luck with laying fly screen on layers before spraying (see also Not My Ritchie and Dirk the Daring), and the piece I'm working on next (tune in tomorrow) is especially screen-centric.

The day after my first art show I called Casey and told her how popular her depiction had been with the crowd. Without missing a beat, she matter-of-factly responded, "Yeah, cause I'm pretty." Confident, artsy, and full of beans...that's my cousin!

You can follow her on Twitter at @garciacircus (featuring a very familiar icon!)

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