ABOUT “MOO MOO”
This manatee is meant to symbolize gentleness, calm, and non-violence. “Manatees are mellow creatures and always remind us to stay in touch with our gentle ways and patience in our daily lives,” says Javan. “I chose to go in the direction I did based on the herbivore diet manatees have. Even though we are the fish out of water we can learn a lot from them, things that we can use in our everyday actions.”
Javan grew up surrounded by street art which many times encompassed “heritage art.” His specific art style reflects these surroundings and he says “whatever was going on in my life was usually my inspiration.” As a retired tattoo artist, he’s learned to put a spin on his style using ideas from other individuals to create amazing pieces.