Sunday, September 7, 2008

Day of the Dead

Growing up in Nogales, AZ, I was extremely influenced by the culture. I miss the wildly colored houses visible from across the Mexican border. Even though we lived in the high plains desert, the town was alive with brilliant hues.

Nogales, Sonora is a tourist town and one can find the most beautifully painted ceramics, Mexican silver jewelry, and woven textiles.

I just love the mix of Catholic and Pre-Columbian imagery that permeates the religious iconography. These Day of the Dead pillows are my own tribute to the little town where I grew up.

I have some of these pillows listed on Etsy in my store bruk66. I really appreciate the website and their push for handmade items. It is wonderful to be able to broadcast images of my work to a wider audience and/or clientele.

Please check out for handmade items and my store bruk66.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Rodeo Revival Heads East

Thanks to Cena and Dick Swizzle, Rodeo Revival has hit the East Coast. This custom design was made for a fan of game shows, specifically those from the 70's. The radiating diamonds and triangles are based upon the Gong Show logo. The shirt has been decorated with rhinestones to give the impression of the running lights that were all over the tv studio sets.

Dick Swizzle runs his own game shows out of his club in Brooklyn. Please check out his sites.