This is the piece i created for the show "L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments"
"Say When" acrylic on board 11x14" on display at theChinese American Museum in Los Angeles.
A little bit about this piece:
I’ve always been somewhat adventurous when it comes to trying new foods and have equally found myself liking the foods that most find disgusting/unpopular. Regardless of what you choose to eat, everybody has their own preferences in how they enjoy their meal. Whether that’s by eating chicken wings with a fork and knife, drowning out the dish’s flavor with a favorite hot sauce, or preferences in how raw or burnt the meat is, there’s always going to be someone that has an opposing opinion about how you do things. You can’t control what other people think, so why allow that to ruin your time? Take care of yourself and enjoy the things that bring you happiness when you can while you can.
During the show opening i had the lucky opportunity to meet and speak with the two nicest, most down to earth, and inspiring men ever, David Tran (Founder of Huy Fong Foods) and Luis Saavedra (Founder of Tapatio) who offered me nothing but enthusiasm and kindness for my piece. For someone who spends most of his time either locked away at the office or in his own studio, these two Kings totally made me feel like a Duke. Thanks for reminding me why i do what i do.