For as long as Arnulfo Gonzalez could remember, he always wanted to be an artist. After spending most of his years as a trucker, he realized that he had all the tools to become one all along.
“I think when you have something within yourself it finds a way to express itself,” said Gonzalez. “The truck door was always there and many times dirty… to me it looked like a plain wall where I could paint and draw.”
Gonzalez is creating art in extraordinary ways by transforming dirt into masterpieces. He has been referred to as the Leonardo da Vinci of dust by allowing the back of his truck to be his canvas. He hopes with his most recent Statue Of Liberty piece, he can spark inspiration and hope in more ways than one.
“The Statue of Liberty is a magnificent reminder that there is hope and liberty, and I wanted to unite all of us and transmit hope and liberty to all,” shared Gonzalez.
His unique works of art reveal that we all have talents within ourselves to find and “un-dust.” Most importantly though, he hopes that he can remind people to make the most out of this life and focus on what truly matters.
“One day we are here then we vanish, just like these drawings,” added Gonzalez. “We must use all our resources, including the ugly, to create a masterpiece out of our lives.”
You may be able to spot his next piece the next time you’re on the freeway. Gonzalez often drives around Southern California—from being on the 60 FWY and in DTLA to Moreno Valley. To stay up to date with Gonzalez and his truck art, you can follow his Instagram here.