On a South Bronx rooftop: Chilean graffiti artist Dasic Fernandez & more

I always find myself checking out rooftops from subway platforms and any train traveling above ground. I love them all, but the rooftop of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective in the South Bronx is not your ordinary rooftop. Two of the following images — the No Human Being Is Illegal mural and the surreal turquoise face —  were created by Dasic Fernandez. I’m not sure about the others, but here is a sampling:

Photos by Lenny Collado

From the South Bronx to Havana, Cuba

Cekis had mentioned to me that he was painting up in the Bronx, and I expected to find him at work on a wall. But when we got up there today, he and Chilean graffiti muralist Dasic Fernandez were painting a bus.  Dasic explained that the bus is one of about 35 that will be will be transporting food and medical supplies to Cuba. They will travel next to Canada and eventually be transferred to a boat in Mexico that will bring them to Havana.

Dasic Fernandez alongside portrait he painted on the back of the bus. Photo by Lois Stavsky
Side of the bus painted by Cekis. Photo by Cekis.