The talented young artist who created this poster, David Hale, used to be my neighbor in Athens, Georgia. His main sources of inspiration, it seems, are based in nature and graffiti, but skate culture and tattoo design fall in at a close second and third. He told me years ago that birds are his favorite to paint and his catalogue of larger works reflects that ongoing interest. The hummingbird, enchanting and flitting, seems to always lead the migration onto his canvases. His series painted on skateboard decks are also excellent and can be seen in full at: DavidHale.org
Before we knew we were next door neighbors, I saw him painting a canvas live, on stage while his friends in the reggae fusion group Dubconscious skanked along in the summer sun during Athfest 2006.