Hand-painting, Marker pen
Accordion, Cloth case
14.25 × 25.5 in
San Francisco, CA
Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center
San Francisco Bay Area graffiti superhero Cuba uses a full spectrum of hand-painted wild style lettering to illuminate a poem by Marshall Weber. Cuba, recognizing that every city needs a healthy greenbelt around it to survive, imagines a military-like siege of nature which reduces our cities to ruins.
The accordion fold book opens up to over 20 feet long – a wall of graphic intensity. Well known for his style and personal integrity, Cuba also has incredible stamina and commitment. Though he has advanced kidney failure and undergoes dialysis three days a week (and has for over a decade) he is still in the streets painting almost every day and night and has been known to tape markers to his hand so he can tag when unable to do larger murals.
Media: Marker pen