Out Of the Thicket

A Documentary about the SJ Walls Monmon Cats Mural

"Out of the Thicket" is a short documentary created by Luke Kreger that follows Horitomo and his talented collaborators as they paint a Monmon Cat on the Guadalupe River Parkway in San Jose, CA.

The mural event was produced by San Jose Walls which is part of a larger organization known as World Wide Walls. Each year they put together a collection of artists to paint murals around San Jose. In the spring of 2022, a group of artists descended onto the parkway with a goal of adding a series of murals that would brighten and bring attention to the trail. This event gave Horitomo the opportunity to create his first mural and share his art with more of the community.

Special thanks to everyone who helped with this project:

Horitomo - @horitomo_stateofgrace
Nicci Stole - @necashawcalmwaters
Kenji Stole - @_yokenji
Taki Kitamura - @stateofgracetaki
Mary Morales - @marymorales
Alberto Garcia - @itsbertogarcia
Drew Flores - @doryu_san
Matt Shamah - @mattshama
Tyler Harrington - @tylerharringtontattoos
Molly Kitamura - @knivesandneedles

SJ Walls:
Stacey Kellogg - @stacey.kellogg
Jennifer Ahn - @kimchee_loves_art
Juan Carlos Araujo - @juan_carlos_araujo_art

A Film By:
Luke Kreger - @lukej.kreger

Photos by Dora Tsui