Artist Ricky Sencion designs a Pride-themed t-shirt to support AIDS Walk Los Angeles

The local muralist hopes to spread love and joy with his Pride Month design.

BySir Lex Kennedy KABC logo
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Local artist designs Pride-themed t-shirt to support AIDS Walk LA
Local muralist Ricky Sencion hopes to spread love and joy with his Pride Month design

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- "It will always be joy," said SoCal muralist Ricky Sencion. He's describing what he wants people to feel when they see his designs.

"When they open the box, and they actually physically see these little weird creatures that I created in my brain, they will feel joy."

Sencion donated his time and talent to design this year's ABC7 Pride-themed t-shirt.

"I smile when I see them, and I hope that they feel the same, and that they feel OK to be matter what," stated Sencion.

"I've been doing this series for 10 years. It came from reading a book about fashion designer Alexander McQueen. He referred to himself as a pink sheep."

"His idea of being different and queer hit the spot for me. I really believe that's who we are - just joy existing."

Local muralist Ricky Sencion appears at the LA Pride Parade to talk about his t-shirt design to support AIDS Walk LA

ABC7 partnered with Smile South Central to identify Sencion to design the shirt.

"We need to give each other the opportunity to share joy, and to allow ourselves to embrace each other's differences."

Sencion added, "It's weird to think of these characters meaning all that when you see them visually, but that's the soul of what they are."

ABC7 will donate 100% of its proceeds from the sale of our Pride merchandise at to support AIDS Walk Los Angeles and APLA Health.

"I hope that you feel the joy that went into creating them."

You can check out Sencion's t-shirt here.