Artist Spotlight: Ignacio Garcia
Visit Garcia on Instagram to see drone footage of the artist at work on “Monsoon in a Bottle” and a view of the entire mural.
Tucson artist Ignacio Garcia is known throughout the Southwest for his 3D chalk street art commissions and large photo-realistic murals. He recently completed a new mural titled Monsoon in a Bottle, located at 290 W. Fort Lowell Road in Tucson. The mural covers an entire wall of a large retail building—a space provided by Larsen Baker.
The artist’s words about his new work:
“The Sonora Monsoons come as quickly as they come with the smell euphoric rain as if cutting open a watermelon. The calm before a storm comes a ominous strong burst of wind with lightning flashes that pours throughout the sky that brings Flash flood through the veins of the city and earth. Then the heavens settles a pink sunset that brings the Smell of Wet clay underneath my feet. Now calm for LIFE to flourish all around us.”
Images courtesy Robyn Squire
In 2019 Garcia painted a small mural during Crush Party at TMA. It now hangs in the Alice Chaiten Baker Center for Art Education. A graduate of East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona, and the Gnomon Workshop in Hollywood, California, his artwork reflects border life, pop culture and the social changes currently sweeping the nation.