Mesoamerican/Aztec Artist Angel Mendoza
One pivotal trip to his ancestral homeland of Mexico inspired a lifelong appreciation for Mesoamerican art in Angel Mendoza.
In this interview, we’ll follow Angel as he evolves from a curious 12-year-old to a corporate graphic designer to a Mesoamerican/Aztec artist.
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Quote of the Day
“One against a collective.” —Angel Mendoza
3 Lessons from the Interview
How Angel tapped into his childhood passions to find his life’s direction
The constructive step Angel took when he realized something crucial was missing in his life
Angel’s tips for perfecting one’s craft
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Getting to Know Angel Mendoza
What is a helpful habit?
Practice, practice, practice—keep going even when you’re tired. Use every moment to practice and write down all of your ideas.
What is a helpful resource for you?
Google Image search, 50mmlosangeles.com for grafiti galleries, and Wikipedia
Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?
Tony Luna of TonyLunaCreative.com, whose class provided me with the tools to pull myself out of the mold
What is your purpose on this planet?
Not only to educate, but to give life to and resuscitate the past in all of us
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