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Hard Times Hit UCSD

Exhibit: Hard Times Date: February1 – March17 Exhibit Description: A series of 18 pieces that were originally made in 2013 to commemorate the date in which the Latino race became the majority of the population in the state of California. This Collection entitled Reflexiones (Reflections) was first shown in its entirety at Santos Fine Art Galleries in June 2013. It now takes on a different context at the University of California San Diego since the Latino race currently deals with a massive series of events under the new political administration in the […]

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Metro De Medellin Has A Friend In Me

In case you have not noticed… I have just returned from a 30 day adventure in Medellin, Colombia. The intended project was very complicated with the potential for three different formats. The good news is that one of the three was accomplished and the ground work has been laid for the other two. I will tell you later about the overall details of the project that was indeed completed and is entitled Todo Es Temporal… but not now. What I will tell you is how incredibly exciting it is to […]

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Intrinsic Analysis Just In Time For USA Elections 2016

The mathematic definition of the property of division is as follows: “Division is the splitting into equal parts or groups.” The Divisiones Collections was completed on November 8th 2016, just in time to experience the outcome of the elections. Minutes after I had casted my vote for the 2016 elections I found myself back at my studio to complete the production of the Divisions (Divisions) Collection. A set of 15 hand drawn pieces using oil based paint marker on mat board painted with acrylic paint. After so many months of […]

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Mural Reflection

By: Don Masse. Last spring I introduced my 3rd graders to the work of Santos. I used his work as inspiration for a project that focused on abstraction, meaning in art, and watercolor techniques. I’m drawn to the flow and rhythm of the line work of Santos. The openness of his shapes and forms makes repeated viewing a treat, as new elements can stand out each time. That’s one of the cool things about abstractionist work is that another person may see other things or connections in it, and this […]

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Freese Elemetary School Gets A New Mural

The latest mural campaign is in full swing and I have now visited two elementary schools during the month of October. I am pleased to tell you that there are two more locations lining up for the month of November but I will not be dropping names due to the fact that I have no idea where I will find the time to make them happen. This last project took place at Freese Elementary School in San Diego, California USA. I ended up entitling the piece “Self-Control” simply because on […]

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Divisiones Collection – Currently In Production

It is that time once again. The time when I begin  to get overwhelmed with everything around me and the only prescription is to dive into production. This time I will be tackling a 15 piece medium format set with acrylic paint on mat board. I will be hand drawing my lines on these pieces with oil based paint marker. The collection as you may have already read on the headline is entitled: Divisiones (Divisions), because everywhere I look at this current time I am being bombarded with properties, symptoms […]

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Volunteer Work 

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Don Masse at the gallery space in La Jolla. After only a few minutes he was telling me that he is an art teacher at Zamorano Fine Arts Elementary School in San Diego, California USA and that he and his students had studied my work in his classroom. This conversation lead to us discussing the possibility of painting a mural at the school and only a couple of weeks later I find myself writing this blog entry as the […]

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