Making the “Taino with Owl”

I always feel honored when I get a request to create something special, even more so when the request is for someone I have a personal connection with. In this case the recipient, Ralph Cruz, is a fellow artist and high school classmate.

A friend, and longtime fan of my work, Ralph has a special weakness for Taino themed art, and his wife Deborah, wanted to surprise him with something special.

Her request was simply, “Can you make a Taino with an owl on his shoulder?”