Custom designed paper, 2018 Primer. A city on a Hill Press Magazine. 2018-19 Student Guide UCSC, Edible Monterey Bay Spring 2019#31, Best of Santa Cruz County 2019, Visit & Dining 2018/2019, Santa Cruz Let’s Cruz, Local Restaurant menus, Charlie Hong Kong, Pizza My Heart
Original18x24” 88.37 hours of cutting and design to completion
After collaborating with my client for several sessions over a period of months, this image was finally approved, and I got to work. Kasi and I fondly refer to this as our baby, because of our love of Santa Cruz. I grew up surfing there on the weekends, and she lived there during her fun and challenging college years. When we first got together to collaborate for this piece she gave me all of the memorabilia from her college years, diplomas, children’s births, favorite places to eat. Every inch of this piece is a moment from her life, and love for the area. I was also able to find the article about Jack O’Neill’s paddle out ceremony, which I included in the sky and water. I had no idea he was from Santa Cruz, and thought this was a perfect addition and tribute to him to add these moments of his life and love of Santa Cruz. It always seems to take longer than I expect, 88 hours and 37 minutes was about 38 hours more, but it was worth it to create something so uniquely Santa Cruz, and also so uniquely Kasi.