Piece description from the artist
First silkscreen print I have ever done. Original Edition no longer available. The piece itself was a commentary on behavioral vice and the lifestyle it dictates, as Panda's eat much bamboo throughout their lives, though they are technically bears and the bamboo does not quite meet their nutritional needs. Yet instead of eating things that would supplement them better, they simply choose to eat more bamboo. At the time the piece was created, I was working on my own vices with smoking cigarettes, thus the smoking panda was born!
Born and raised in New York, I am a Pratt Institute graduate with a degree in Communications Design, with a focus on Illustration.
Much of my personal work is often inspired by and reflective of the society we live in today, with relevance to the modern culture that I've personally experienced. For me, this subject is often symbolized through the vast roads of America.
Recently, I've been selected to participate in the 2011 Pratt Show Exhibition as well as the Society of Illustrators Student Annual Competition.