I was born in El Salvador in 1983 during the Civil War. My family lived through it and some immigrated to the U.S. afterwards. I was raised in South Central Los Angeles and Hollywood from 1989 to 2005. I was mesmerized by the Graffiti art, Marvel Comics and the lowrider car culture. I began doing art when I was 12 years old. I am now 35 (2019) years old.
As I reflect on my childhood experiences, I’m inspired to create art pieces teaching people about what went on and to never forget all of the lives lost. I create pieces depicting the effects of prison. But I also paint on a variety of topics, such as pieces dealing with the human passions of love, heartbreak and desire.
I have taken responsibility for my crime and have apologized to the family. I’ve taken major steps to correct my way of thinking and my lifestyle. I fully appreciate the value and dignity of human life. I have been doing my best to not hurt others and, to instead, offer a helping hand inspiring others to create art, music and to give back to others.
I thank A.S.H. for giving me an opportunity to give back.