Andy Benavides is a native of San Antonio, TX. As an active contemporary artist, and entrepeneur he utilizes his knowledge of art mediums to explore, discover and translate his personal feelings into responsive art. His intention is to engage his viewer. He and his wife (Yvette) and son (Agusto) together run their arts complex which is also their home. The location is where they operate their two creative service businesses (Benavides Picture framing and Benavides Studio Inc.). Their warehouse also functions as an arts incubator in San Antonio where they house 15 professional art studios as well as their arts education non-profit (smartsa.org). Collectively, their ventures have been building community through the arts for 30 years to date.
This work is intended to provide the obvious and inspire the inquisitive. As a designer I enjoy the challenge of creating a visual that communicates the literal. The puzzle as it represents community conveys the idea that the success of the Census is dependent upon the connectivity of community. When we all participate, our diversity and and unity prevail. The strength of our voices when interlocked as a unit come together to represent and unite our community, city, state, and nation.