"WALL BRAWL STREET ART COMPETITION" JAVI STRONG 5K RUN CHARITY, HIALEAH GARDENS
Last minute i get an invite to finally attend the Miami-known Wall Brawl. Curated by the talented Derek Wilson. He put together this semi-competition, but mainly to raise some funds for the recent unfortunately injured Javi Strong. Javi Strong is a South Dade teacher who has touched many, many lives throughout his walk on this Earth, and was recently paralyzed while enjoying his son's Little League Baseball game. A car jumped the curb and struck him, leaving him paralyzed ever since. The South West Miami Community came together to create a 5K Fundraiser and Wall Brawl decided to host a Street Art Competition, in which all finished Art would be put up for auction and all proceeds go to Javi and his family. I jumped on this as quick as I could. Each of the 10 Artists had only 90 min to complete a comprehensive piece and we all strive to challenge one another. I decided to do a throwback Cuban-commemoration piece of "Old Cuba" depicting a landscape of Havana, Cuba with a Memorial Statue of Jose Marti with an Old Cuban gentleman puffing on a Cohiba. Was great to collaborate with Wall Brawl and I hope they invite me again.