Garden Gallery: Night Dreams

About The Creator

Stump One has two hometowns, spending most of his early life in Monterey, CA and is adolescence and early adult years in Fresno, CA. The two places have provided Stump with the inspiration for most of his artwork. While living in Monterey, CA Stump had many opportunities to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he was fascinated with the vibrant colors and organic shapes the ocean provided. It was, in fact, the Monterey Bay Aquarium where Stump, back then known as George Winn, won an art contest and has his artwork displayed to the public for the first time.

If you know anything about California, Monterey and Fresno are very different places. Monterey is vibrant, lush and on the ocean. Fresno is in the central part of California that is hot, dry and the majority of the vegetation comes from the abundance of agricultural fields surrounding the city. It was in Fresno, where Stump began skateboard and was first introduced to urban art. Stump uses the juxtaposition of his two hometowns as an inspiration for his style, combining the vibrant colors of sea life in Monterey, the precise lines of the agriculture farms with their perfectly planted crops, and the freedom of urban art.