David Polka brings his stylistic incorporation of color, geometric shapes and landscape to create this vibrant mural for Zendo, a coffee shop meets art hub business in Albuquerque, NM. With rushing water running across the scene set between a mountain of triangles and a zig-zagging lightning cliff, soft almost water-colored clouds float in the happy, yellow Polka sky.

A photo of the muralists, a man and a woman smiling and hugging.
David Polka is a visual artist and graphic designer currently based in Oakland, CA. Originally from Las Cruces, NM, he moved to the East Bay six years ago to immerse himself in the area’s thriving art scene. His practice includes illustration, large scale public murals and installation. A graduate of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, he has been exhibiting work professionally since 2006 in group and solo exhibitions across the US in Oakland, San Francisco, Boulder, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Anchorage.