1994

1994 saw the birth of my first daughter, Tonantzin!  We, Xochi, Tonis and I, lived in Alhambra, where my studio was the garage below our apartment.  I was painting a lot and meeting lots of artists, musicians, performers and educators.  I had an exhibit at Troy Cafe, a performance, music and art gallery on the corner of Alameda and 1st Street.  I began to work with and collaborate with Quetzal on a number of levels.  Exhibiting paintings at their performances, designing t-shirts, participating in fundraisers and celebrations and  most importantly dialogue.  I painted my first mural, a storefront for Jobs for a Future! (which later became Homeboy Industries). One of my paintings, Jaguar Riot, recieved an honorable mention at an Art Biennial sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute.