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My name is stormone.
I grew up in the seventies and early eighties in the East Bay of Northern California, mostly in the Richmond and Oakland area. As a result, I incorporate a lot of older landmark architecture as I seek to convey the gritty urban feel of the poorer neighborhoods in which I live. I like to use portraiture as a part of the narrative aspect of my work since I am drawing from real life experiences and real people. I am excited by the intersection of different media and what happens at the edges of layered images. Influenced by the juxtaposition of graffiti and commercial signage, I paint and draw text as well as symbols from popular culture. My work is a funnel by which the highs and the lows of my life, the distant familial past and current family relationships can be safely explored and relayed in such a way as to spark a dialogue of their greater universal themes.
Always a drawer and a…

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  • Joined September 6, 2007

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ink, pencil, spraypaint, paint stick, paint marker, gouache, cotton, silk, denim

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About

My name is stormone.
I grew up in the seventies and early eighties in the East Bay of Northern California, mostly in the Richmond and Oakland area. As a result, I incorporate a lot of older landmark architecture as I seek to convey the gritty urban feel of the poorer neighborhoods in which I live. I like to use portraiture as a part of the narrative aspect of my work since I am drawing from real life experiences and real people. I am excited by the intersection of different media and what happens at the edges of layered images. Influenced by the juxtaposition of graffiti and commercial signage, I paint and draw text as well as symbols from popular culture. My work is a funnel by which the highs and the lows of my life, the distant familial past and current family relationships can be safely explored and relayed in such a way as to spark a dialogue of their greater universal themes.
Always a drawer and a painter I recently decided to try my hand at tie-dye and batik.

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