I was a lead artist in a team of muralists painting a mural under the I- 58underpass in West Oakland working with the AHC (Attitudinal Healing Connection). Our mission is to help beautify Oakland by bringing art to public spaces. The project was funded by the City of Oakland and can be viewed at 36th Street & Market St. in Oakland.
I never thought that my work will someday become a memorial ground. In September of 2015, me and a group of 10 other muralists were painting this mural on West Oakland California, this project’s intention and vision is to prevent crime in the neighborhood, the irony struck us on that tragic day when Antonio Ramos, one of my helpers was shot and killed while painting the mural. As the lead artist, my social responsibility was to continue and finish the work and not let fear let the vision and intentions of creating art against crime. We finished on time and we had a tremendous support of the people.