EL GATO TAQUERIA

El Gato Guitar-O

Part of the challenge in creating all of the art for El Gato was the ability to work within the mucho-macho theme of Luchadores, Sci-Fi, and  Surf, as well as the interior color palette consisting of deep browns, orange, red and black, without creating a man-cave.  The answer, of course, was to balance the masculine vibe by injecting the space with a heavy amount of "pretty."   There was no lack of  inspiration to draw upon, with Mexico's abundant natural beauty and vibrant artistic heritage

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This piece is unabashedly decorative in nature, made simply for the beauty it provides.  A little research led me to the fact that Paracho de Verduzco, a small city in Mexico, is famous for being home to the best-sounding handmade guitars in the country.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the guitar used in El Gato Guitar-O looks amazingly similar to the guitar monument located in the center of the musical city.  Muy Bueno!

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