Jeff Soto is an artist, illustrator and muralist. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 2002. His work ties Pop Surrealism and graffiti and exaggerates elements of both. He says that he is inspired by youthful nostalgia, nature, graffiti, hip-hop and pop culture. This work titled, “Mother and Father” was completed using acrylic on wood. What drew me to this piece was the bold color palette. The subject matter is different to what I’m used to looking at and it really made me think what was up with these creatures. I can really see the graffiti and nature influences in this piece. I also like the overall composition; it is pleasing to the eye thanks to the balance of the subjects as well as the colors. It is also quite humorous considering the creature on the left has a mustache to distinguish him as the father and the overall picture is a smiling figure.