Like many kids, Gerardo Saenz grew up doodling in school. Saenz, however, never stopped. Inspired by '80s music and sunsets, the now-47-year-old husband and father created a collection of work painted entirely on cassette tapes.
Weslaco Bicultural Museum allowed Saenz to present his collection, and he was excited to showcase his hard work to his friends, co-workers and family. But the night of the show, bad weather prevented people from attending.
Saenz was disappointed that the opportunity to share the project he'd worked so hard on was snatched from him.
This is when his daughter, Tatianna Saenz, took matters into her own hands. She published his work on Twitter for the world to see.
no one came to my dad’s art exhibit tonight and he was really excited about it & to show all his friends his hard work :’( if anyone is interested pls go check his page out on fb and give him a like: TAPEstry Art by Gerardo Saenz pic.twitter.com/8KndCiBB7D
"I realized that growing up in the '80s, it brought many memories of when I would sit and watch the sunset while listening to music on various cassette tapes. Now I envision those memories and experiment with different paints creating swirls on the tapes as if the echoes of music and memories ran through me."