​​​​Justin Mendoza      

Artist Statement

Current  military themes are the core of my 2 and 3 dimensional art works.  My purpose is to take a piece of equipment and bring forward a personal military experience.  This experience revolves around constant interaction with each object.    

I choose a piece of military equipment and focus on specific parts of that object.  These parts are replicated with accuracy but take on different form.  My drive is the appreciation of an original object and creating a looser reality from what the object is.

In order to achieve my concept, I specifically use graphite pencil and different types of modern military uniform fabrics that build on my experience.  Both materials enable me to capture a casual military atmosphere.