This is the 2nd installment in a new series, highlighting barbers that consistently take the craft to another level…! This week, Jesus Cruz, aka, “@sprucecruz“.
|Throughout May and June, we're highlighting a select group of Barber-Artists that represent the absolute "top of the field". These individuals consistently deliver haircuts that can be considered world-class works of art.
We at BARBinc call these people "BarberArtMasters"...
|Last week, we put the spotlight on Joe Barajas, a pioneering photo-realistic barber-artist who lives in San Antonio, Texas.|
|This week, we travel to the Illinois-Iowa border where Jesus Cruz (aka @SpruceCruz) works his craft at Cruz Cuts in Moline, Illinois.|
|Jesus has a knack for making his images literally pop off the "canvas" of a person's head.|
|Instead of making photo-realistic portraits of celebrities, Jesus likes to focus on iconic cartoon characters or pop-culture images.|
|Sometimes, the image is "cute and cuddly..."|
|At other times, dark and disturbing (...like this version of "Licker" from Resident Evil)|
|Mr. Cruz's signature style is the minimal use of white-only highlights to create that "pop" effect. However, Jesus has recently started to use spots of color to further accent the mood of his pieces.|
|...and did we mention the wrinkles...? We pointed out in a previous BarberArt Roundup article that Jesus LOVES wrinkles..!|
|Now... Creating wrinkles on any "canvas" is a very complex process...
But Jesus seems to relish the challenge...
|So... We encourage all our readers to show some love to this Master of the Mid-West who goes by the Instagram handle @SpruceCruz...
And... Stay tuned for another BarberArtMaster next week...!
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