SANTA FE, NM 2020
A recent podcast interview by my close friends Scott and Lauri Ishihara for their Ishiharado Podcast.
SANTA FE, NM 2020
During the process of this work I thought about how this is the most psychedelic time we as a global community have ever experienced as one. The COVID 19 pandemic has put the unknown into our lives in a very severe way. The title reflects this moment as a potential catalyst for awareness and changing our ways a moment to pause as said by my wife Kristina Numina.
Albuquerque, NM 2020
Tin can alley
A series of large scale murals commissioned by The Santa Fe Brewing Company for their Tin Can Alley location. This place is a large community culinary spot to open post COVID-19 pandemic. I was able to finish this work before the pandemic hit hard. TCA was scheduled to open April 1. This will be an amazing place to commune with community to celebrate moving back into some form of possible normalcy.
LOS ALAMOS LABS 2019
CURIOSITY MARS ROVER
A recent Commission through the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Labs for their Mars Rover outreach.
CORCORAN WASHINGTON DC 2018
Interior mural painted the entire length of GWU's Flagg building. Commissioned by The Corcoran school of Art and Design. Special thanks to Sebi Tayac, Gabrielle Tayac, Roger Gillikson and Cindi Gillikson.
ALBUQUERQUE NM 2018
Exterior mural painted during Mural Fest 2018 on Emerson Elementary school in ABQ's International District.
04 / 20 / 2020
Numina was invited to paint the mural in 2017 by the College Hill Art Alliance, Art in the Park, and Mercer’s women’s and gender studies and art departments with funding from The Knight Foundation. None of these groups, Numina said, were told that the painting would be removed.
-Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor
03 / 13 / 2020
The first time Joerael Numina ever saw graffiti, he was 9 years old and watching television footage of the Berlin Wall coming down. Men and women climbed over the 12-foot cement barrier under a night sky and broke it apart with pickaxes, sledgehammers, and even their bare hands. It was obvious, even to a kid in west Texas, that something momentous was happening.
10 / 10 / 2020
“Yoga is a spiritual practice meaning union,” says Numina. “The border wall is divisive and centralized and toxic to the environment and the national budget. Mobilize Walls is transformational and inclusive. It creates dialogue and cultivates empathy and compassion. That’s what art does: It connects people—especially in a public space.”