Fernando Jule hails from San Salvador. He's been developing a style all of his own for the past fifteen years and I was lucky enough to run into him this past July and see his approach first hand. I have been making trips down to El Salvador for a number of years now. I am lucky enough to have a good friend who grew up in San Salvador and continues to spend time there each year. His home base is now in a small town on the coast near Libertad.
The house I speak of functions as a community center. The doors remain open and a collection of people pass through all contributing in one way or another. Fernando's contribution was his art.
As we watched Fernando put this piece together I knew I had to collaborate with him in some way. The funny thing was as soon as the mural was complete Fernando was gone and I never got a chance to talk to him about working together. It wasn't until I returned home to San Diego that I was able to contact him and see how he felt about a collaboration. As luck would have it he felt pretty good about the idea, so we started with the mural he created that day. This marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration that will celebrate the style and technique of Fernando Jule. Enjoy, and stay tuned.