Voice of the Desert (2017)

Located in plaza of Ajo, AZ.
painted as part of the 2017 Community Arts Gathering


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The Dream of A. Quincy Jones (2016)

Located on Menor Stravenue between Wilson and Amigo Stravenues in the Pueblo Garden neighborhood.

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The Dream of A. Quincy Jones

Dedication poem by Porter McDonald 2016

While working late one night, A. Quincy Jones fell asleep.

And before his cheek touched down upon his drafting table and his perfectly-drawn cubes, A. Quincy Jones began to dream.

He dreamed of his houses pulled by a great tentacled beast until they sat crooked in their yards.

The Wonk! Destroyer of straight lines and “best-laid plans”.

He dreamed of steaming bowls of menudo and carne asada sizzling on huge charcoal grills made from oil-drums.

He dreamed of arguments about who cooked the best menudo and,

“Yes, he can put a smoker on that grill, but it’ll cost extra.”


And still A. Quincy Jones slept. (a little puddle of drool on his papers.)


He dreamed of chrome-plated Impalas glittering in the sun and chihuahuas owning the street.

He dreamed of gardens sprouting from the hard brown dirt, tamed by Nanas with tough-love snippers.

And right before A. Quincy Jones awoke, he dreamed of hands coming together to make houses into homes and churches into prisms unfolding the sunlight into every color of the spectrum.

He dreamed of a neighborhood lived in, of a school saved, of fearless families, of laughing children.

He dreamed of Pueblo Gardens.

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Uprising! (2015)

Trash Container Mural. Located at Water’s Market (6th & Ajo)
painted as part of the Tucson Murals Arts Program with the City of Tucson Department of Environmental Services

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Porter McDonald 2015

Tu Eres el Sueño (2015)

Located in plaza of Ajo, AZ.
painted as part of the 2015 Community Arts Gathering