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LAS MAMITAS MERCADO, QUITO

August 22nd, 2012 | Category: Community,Ecuador,Urban Art Education

Busy weekend in Quito. On Sunday we started a community wall in our barrio. With the help of local community organiser, Kuntur we gathered a few artists and kids to give us a helping hand. Our neighborhood mercado is in a battle with the city of being pushed out. There’s 25 women who run the market “Las Mamitas” also known as “The Mothers” are being asked to move to a different location. They are against relocating because it is further away from the main road, making it hard for the community to get their local farm produce. In resistance they have set camp in the mercado from fear of being pushed out and locked out of a place they have helped build for over 30 years. It’s heartbreaking to witness the battle because these are native people who live off their farms which produce fruits, vegetables, poultry, etc that is a lot healthier and better for all of us. I¬†would¬†much rather support their cause than organized¬†corporations¬†who have¬†unnatural¬†systems of providing our food. Even though the SUPERMAXI and the TIA are modern, organized markets in Quito that resemble Wamart their direction is not far from becoming similar in how the US provides our food. With all the GMO issues going on back home, my support is for more mercados that offer farm raised, and organic produce. In solidarity with Las Mamitas we got together to rock a mural for them and help voice out the struggle. Final wall flicks coming soon, check out the process…

More flicks sooon…

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QUITO CULTURA, VERANO 2012

There’s one big thing about painting live at an event, you meet a lot of people! That’s a good thing especially if you want to network. Last weekend I got a chance to paint live at Quito Fest and that was pretty amazing because of the cause, the org, and the location. There was hundreds of people there. A lot of biz cards went around. Next thing you know my inbox was flooded with invites to paint, teach workshops, design, and rock some murals. I’ve been here 6 months and I think it’s finally time to get busy. I was getting used to being incognito for a while but I can’t chillax forever. There’s work to be done, and relationships to build. Let the Quito grind begin!

Verano 2012, Sponsored by Quito Cultura. More flicks below…

A muti-cultural arts events with Breakers, Beat Boxers, Skaters, Vendors, and Tattoo Artists. I didn’t have a chance to flick it all but my mom dukes caught a few shots.

While painting a got a chance to meet Maria a graffiti artist from here who’s gonna rock an event next weekend with a few more women. Looking forward to that, and meeting the rest of the women graff artists here. Nos vemos pronto MARIA!

Indigenous vendors at event selling beautiful handmade works. I love that she’s in her traditional style. So beautiful!

Finito! Not bad for 2 hrs…The wind was messing with the banner a bit but we made it work. Whew!

Interviews and flicks. Thanks Quito Cultura and Quito Turismo!

Shout out to Barrio 593 for the invitation to paint today. Magazine Interview soon:) Gracias amigos!

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QUITOFEST 2012 / ONU MUJERES

August 10th, 2012 | Category: Community,Events

Had an opportunity to take part in an amazing event in Quito this year. A free concert for independent music, and social community event. I was invited as a live artist for the ONU MUJERES organization. Super honored, and happy that I had a chance to build with these women while in Ecuador and represent as a visual artist voice to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WORLDWIDE.

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“LOVE WARRIOR” by TOOFLY

August 01st, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

“Love Warrior” prints have arrived! >>> PRE-ORDER RELEASE: August 1, 2012 exclusively on ¬†www.tooflynyc.com/shop¬†Check out the illustration¬†process in making the new series a few months back. From original sketch, ink sessionz, and color design.


Love Warrior “Moon” by Toofly
Like the power of the moon. A fluid, ever-changing yet eternal being
who brings light and shines bright.

16″X20″/ Edition of 25 / Signed and numbered by Artist on archival paper
First (12) prints $100.00-Ships Aug.15th  // Last (12) prints $200.00

Love Warrior “Arise” by Toofly
Just like the moons and the suns and with all the certainty of tides. Flow, originate, and arise.
16″X20″/ Edition of 25 / Signed and numbered by Artist on archival paper
First (12) prints $100.00-Ships Aug.15th  // Last (12) prints $200.00

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