1. A few days removed from my last mural titled “The Lemniscate”, located at Horace Man Prep School, I think I’ve come to a conclusion. When an individual, academic institution, non for profit, gallery, etc. provides and prepares for the artist(s), that artist will create an awesome piece.

    I speak for myself, of course, but when things are prepared - tarps, primed walls, and other necessities are provided I always create a great piece. I always try my best when creating a mural, even when things aren’t prepared and/or provided. However, that piece tends to fall a bit short from my expectations. This is a generalization of course. I have made some pretty awesome pieces with practically nothing.

    With that said, I am super happy with my experience at Horace Mann. The faculty was supportive, the students were happy to engage with me, and I will be more then happy to work with them in the future.

    If you provide for the artist, that artist will produce the best piece they can possibly produce.

    #monkpuppy #HoraceMannSchool #mural #muralist #art #artist #artteacher #indoormural #infinite #lemniscate #lotusbeads #necklace #bronx #ny (at Horace Mann School)

     

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  3. My latest piece titled “The Lemniscate”. Acrylic paint on Masonite boards, 8’x12’ located at The Horace Mann School.

     
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  5. My 9 step freehand process in creating my latest piece titled “The Lemniscate”. Acrylic paint on Masonite boards, 8’x12’ located at The Horace Mann School.

    Used basic ROYGBIV colors adding tints, shades and tones. Stick with the basics and perfect them. #monkpuppy #muralist #mural #HoraceMannSchool #artist #artteacher #art #painting #prayerbeads #religion #ny #bronx (at Horace Mann School)

     
  6. Detail video of indoor mural piece titled “The Lemniscate”, acrylic paint on Masonite boards, 8’x12’ located at The Horace Mann School.
    #monkpuppy #mural #muralist #art #artist #acrylicpaint #HoraceMannSchool #ny #bronx #painting #infinite #lemniscate (at Horace Mann School)

     
     
  7. Detail of indoor mural piece titled “The Lemniscate”, acrylic paint on Masonite boards, 8’x12’ located at The Horace Mann School.
    #monkpuppy #mural #muralist #art #artist #acrylicpaint #HoraceMannSchool #ny #bronx #painting #infinite #lemniscate (at Horace Mann School)

     
  8. My lotus seed prayer beads. If anybody wonders where these odd, orb, abstract intestine paintings stem from. It is partially inspired by these beads.

    #lotusseedprayerbeads #beads #necklace #lotusbeads #prayerbeads #seeds #religion #meditation

     
  9. Day 2 done. One more to go. Acrylic paint on Masonite, 8’x12’. Still need to provide a title for this piece. Any suggestions?

    Having an awesome time at the Horace Mann School. The Q&A’s with students have been awesome as well. (at Horace Mann School)

     
  10. #goodmorning #gwb #georgewashingtonbridge (at George Washington Bridge)