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Persona Series / RETNA
The street and studio artist Retna, born Marquis Lewis, picked his moniker from the lyrics of a Wu Tang song that resonated with him in his youth. Retna explains that he was inspired to pursue art after seeing graffiti on the freeway, and his practice now includes street art and painting on canvas. Retna has become known for his long and geometric script, which he developed while looking towards Egyptian and Native American traditional symbols. Though his marks resemble the calligraphy of multiple cultures (and he maintains that he composes his works in English and Spanish), the writing does not belong to a particular language. Retna explains, “I want my text to feel universal. I want people from different cultures to all find some similarity in it—whether they can read it or not.”
Persona Series / Carla Richmond Coffing / Taken at Phoot Camp 2014 in Joshua Tree, CA
Persona Series / Los Angeles, CA / Number 460 / See more on The Travel Channel HERE
Persona Series / Marije Kuiper/ Taken at Phoot Camp 2014 in Joshua Tree, CA
I'm the "Things" Category Winner for the One Life International Photography Competition 2011 presented by PDN and Artists Wanted! Check it out HERE
This award was selected by a group of jurors, but I have to thank everyone that voted for me in the viewer's choice award category. Thanks!
For: The Items We Carry group.
These are the things that can be found on my person on a normal day.
Persona Series / This is Jimmy Marble. We walked around Echo Park last week and talked about art, fruit, and life goals. He just launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of self-funding 2 short films this fall. I have no doubt they will both be amazingly fun to watch. Lets help him reach his goal!
Persona Series / My Mother / Suwannee, GA
See the first time around Feb 2, 2011 HERE
Persona Series / Lauren Lemon / Taken at Phoot Camp 2014 in Joshua Tree, CA
Persona Series / Dan Busta / Taken at Phoot Camp 2014 in Joshua Tree, CA