12" G.I. Joe w/ Tape outfit
12" G.I. Joe w/ Tape outfit

As a young child, perhaps 3 or 4 years old, the artist did not like their military outfits so he used masking tape to make them new outfits. This is an example of what that looked like.

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"Handmade cloth costume."
"Handmade cloth costume."

"This handmade cloth costumed superhero figure. Made at University of Nevada, Reno. Modeled after figures that the artist hand sewed as a child." Ca 1990.

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G.I. made to look like the artist.
G.I. made to look like the artist.

Painted beard and mustache, wearing the general outfit that the artist is known for, including backpack and combat boots. This is the Xavitar--a portmanteau of the word avatar and the artist's name.

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G.I. Joe dressed like the artist.
G.I. Joe dressed like the artist.

G.I. Joe dressed up to resemble the artist. 2016.

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Original drawings for La Cocina inst
Original drawings for La Cocina inst

Original drawings for La Cocina/Seattle Art Fair 2016 installation. Including two of the three sculptures that would be part of the exhibition.

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G.I. Joe dressed like the artist.
G.I. Joe dressed like the artist.

G.I. Joe dressed up to resemble the artist. 2016.

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"Avatar#1: Weight of the World."
"Avatar#1: Weight of the World."

"Avatar#1: Weight of the World." Mixed media, G.I. Joe, tin foil, wood, string. "La Cocina: Latina/o/x Art Exhibition." Good Arts Bldg. Seattle, WA. 2016.

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"Avatar#1: Weight of the World."
"Avatar#1: Weight of the World."

"Avatar#1: Weight of the World." Mixed media, G.I. Joe, tin foil, wood, string. "La Cocina: Latina/o/x Art Exhibition." Good Arts Bldg. Seattle, WA. 2016.

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"Avatar#1: Weight of the World."
"Avatar#1: Weight of the World."

"Avatar#1: Weight of the World." Mixed media, G.I. Joe, tin foil, wood, string. "La Cocina: Latina/o/x Art Exhibition." Good Arts Bldg. Seattle, WA. 2016.

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