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  1. 1 month ago
  2. Thank you to everyone who voted me Best Artist in the East Bay Express. To show my gratitude and my love for all my art fans, everything in my online art store store is 20% off. I have lots of NEW prints up. PLUS, lots of stuff that was previously sold out has been replenished, but check it out soon because prints are very limited. USE CODE: 20SALESale ends August 20th 1 month ago
  3. This wallet is one in a limited series of 10. Each wallet is one-of-a-kind, custom made by up-and-coming artist, Nico Gonzalez Medina.

The wallet is composed of collaged and sewn pieces of tyvec featuring Favianna’s monotypes. The resulting patterns are accidental yet harmonious, chaotic yet mathematical. No single wallet is the same.
Some wallets feature elaborate stitch patterns, while others have complex circular shapes. 
These are limited edition wallets and will be available for sale for a limited time as we prototype new accessories. 

Each wallet measures approximate 10 x 3.75 inches.

Please be sure to check other models to find your favorite. Shown in the images are the front and back.

You can see this wallet and more of my art in my online art store. 1 month ago
  4. THe Illusion of Control Part 2

This print is part of the Illusion of Control series.

Many of us have the illusion that we can control everything in our life. But we don’t. In fact, I believe it’s important to let go of the belief that we do.
 
When I was working on this piece, I was encouraging myself to be experimental and to take risks, even when I did not know the outcome of the piece. The image is my reflection on life at that moment, and is a statement on being present, being free, and giving up control. The background of the piece is a monotype. 

You can see this and more art on my online art store. 3 months ago
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  6. DEFEND OUR MOTHER. I developed this piece to represent a woman of color in the frontlines of the fight against climate crisis. I believe that most visual imagery about climate change does a poor job of speaking to communities of color, communities who are the most affected by environmental destruction and ecological disruption. This piece shows a fierce mama standing up for our mother, Pachamama, and defending her family and her home. Get ready for the People’s Climate Mobilization in New York in September!! 3 months ago
  7. You can see this and more art on my online art store 3 months ago
  8. You Have Rights 

This piece was commissioned by the Immigrant Defense Project, based in New York City, and was placed inside migrant detention centers. The piece was designed to encourage migrants to speak to their lawyers about their rights. 
You can find this and more art on my online art store. 9 months ago
  9. Pio Pio
This print is about a little chick, or pollito, as its called in Spanish. I really enjoyed doing this print because it allowed me to experiment with my loose lines and textures, and to reuse previous images of faces and doodles. In my usual approach, I use strong and clearly defined lines. 
In this piece, I wanted to move out of my confort zone. The screenprint was hand-printed by Master Printer, Jesus Barraza (shown in photo on left) in a limited edition of 45 on Yellow French paper. You can find it on my online art store. 9 months ago
  10. Throughout 2012 and 2013, I developed various pieces depicting the monarch butterfly, which has been adopted by various migrant rights organizations, artists, and lovers of justice. For me, the butterfly symbolizes the right that living beings have to freely move.
I created 100’s of butterflies on posters, costumes, prints, and drawings. I decided to change things up a bit and combine two mediums to create individually colored butterflies. In this piece, I start with printing the butterfly from a linoleum block using oil based inks, and then add watercolor and color pencil lines in a loose fashion in order to create a dye effect. 
You will notice that the butterflies each include a human profile, to uplift the resiliency, courage, and determination of migrants who come in search of their dreams. Each butterfly is hard printed and hand colored, and there is only one like it.
You can find them on my online art store. 9 months ago
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