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The Giver creation, an art Commission for Childsplay new season

I got a great time doing this piece, this is the first time I do an art commission for a theater company and for a play; it was a good experience. The Giver is very special, unique and very different story that I really like it and made me appreciate more what I got. I recommend the novel and if you got the chance to see the play, it would start on September this year till 2013 on Childsplay...


Art Portfolio / Presentation at Arredondo Elementary School

I just finished this movie and I got a lot of fun doing it; looking at the pieces that I had created transported me to good and not so good memories where I was using the color to liberate all kinds of feelings. With the time I started to understand me more and I realized who I am and what I needed to paint. My biggest inspiration the Old Grand Parents or Native Ancient Mexican Cultures, the co...


Onda 1190am Interview and Exhibit at 6th Ave. Gallery in Phoenix

Another one-of-a-kind stiletto design inspired by Oliverio Balcells titled "Ollin Aqua," the symbol of Ollin represent movement-motion, it's the era we're living right now, the brilliant blue represents the water and the perfect contrast with the shoe. This particular element reflects the actual woman's life of motion and always taking care and giving life as the water. Exhibit & Silent A...


The landscape from my state Jalisco Mexico

Jalisco comes from the Nahuatl word of XALIXCO that means: In the extension of sand. Xalli = Sand, Ixco = On the surface. The views from Xalixco are incredible, inspirational and dreamlike; my favorite part are the big clouds, clear blue skies and fog on the way to the pacific. This picture was taken on my mom's town of Zapotlan. For more photos from Mexico visit: http://photosmexico.oli...


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Mill Avenue District Utility Box & Tempe Public Library Card

With this piece called “Tempe Roots” I'm representing the ancient history of the city of Tempe starting with the Hohokam culture making honor to their native place and for being the builders of the water canals that have a direct connection with the Rio Salado. The Hohokam are represented by their own petroglyphs and by the classic Toltec symbols of the corn, beans and squash. The concentri...


Printing Experience with Cooper Artist Cecilia Calderon

Doing prints for other artists has been another area of service from my print shop Four Lizard. In this video Cecilia Calderon talks about her experiences of sending to print her unique cooper art work with me. If you have art pieces that you would like to print or if you know somebody that need this kind of promotional call me and I can help you out. Oliverio 602-301-4384



A beautiful Mayan town on the 7 color bay called Bacalar

One of my favorite spots on the south of the state of Quintana Roo Mexico; this Mayan town has a fort from the colonial times when the Spanish people were fighting with the French and the English invaders. My brother and I were traveling all the way to Belize looking for the Lost Paradise, a name that I had put on the land I was looking for buy and build a house; so we found this amazing town wher...


Colorful houses in Alamos Sonora

Traveling back from one of our longest trips ever in 2006, we were lucky to stop at this incredible historic town called Alamos; this was the capital of the state of Sonora before Hermosillo. The lanscape high desert, the weather in the summer nice and raining, the people friendly and keeping the town clean and beautiful. So if you are looking for business opportunities in Hermosillo, you ...


Printing services experience with Filibertos

Fernando Guerrero, Director of Regional Operations for Filibertos talks about working with Four Lizard & Oliverio Balcells.



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