blogIf the Skatepark of Tampa had a cigar label

February 28, 2013
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I wanted to make something that had Tampa at it’s core.

The final installment of the 93 ‘til Infinity series is coming up. For this event, 20 artists (10 local, 10 national) will be creating works that incorporate the infamous SPoT logo.
My approach:
I wanted to make something that had Tampa at it’s core. With the park and The Bricks being near/in Ybor, I thought it fitting to do a piece inspired by vintage cigar labels. I also wanted to create something that was bold, yet feminine. I have to bring the feminine flair to these shows! I had to incorporate my love of all things floral. The flowers in this piece are azaleas and hibiscus, which are prominent Tampa flowers. The scrolls are tattered and torn, a nod to Tampa’s pirate history without going cliche with it. There is also a reference to the heavy Hispanic influence in the city. The text flanking the top and bottom of the piece read: “Hecho a mano en el 813”. This literally translates to “Made by hand in the 813”. This text is another reference to the cigar label theme as well.

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