After a long flight home from Bali, I woke up a day later to my favorite weekend in Santa Barbara, Summer Solstice. I was excited to get back into the swing of things here in SB and delighted that I had a second opportunity to paint in the Funk Zone. Laura Inks, the program director for the Funk Zone Community Art Project approached me for a weekend of painting during the Solstice festivities. Between hanging out with the other artists while we worked and the parade, it was an offer I couldn't refuse. My piece is a traditional homage to my town and all my friends who call them selves locals. Special thank you to Laura Inks, for helping me with the Saint Barbara lettering, and Gabe Marquez from 400 Media for getting this shoot organized. Learn more about Saint Barbara here, or Santa Barbara in Spanish if you prefer.
Photo by Ryan Calderon