Thursday, January 3, 2013

getting up in rio

i got up in rio last night.  it's significant to me for a couple reasons.  i'm here visiting lea rekow and her husband, hank.  it was lea who encouraged me to go big after my return from brasil in 2009 and who gave me a show at santa fe contemporary art center shortly thereafter.  it was in brasil in 2009 that i was inspired to do street art.  

meanwhile, the hand gesture is interesting.  i shot this on the reservation where many people use hitch hiking as a means of transportation.  in brasil, thumbs up is a universal sign for things being copacetic. 

so to lea + brasil this piece, the copacetic hitch hiker, is dedicated to you.  thanks for the inspiration and have a great 2013!

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