Carlos Mendoza is a local Antelope Valley artist who considers himself an art rebel, with his art style demonstrating a raw and free essence. Mendoza has been painting murals in the Antelope Valley for six years but he also works with acrylic, oils, wire, and whatever he can get his hands on. Mendoza utilizes the lack of public art in certain areas of the Antelope Valley inspiration as a driving force for his murals, often as a part of transformation projects for schools around the AV. For Mendoza, public art is an essential part of providing citizens a sense of pride in their community and giving youth a sense of hope for their future. Mendoza aspires to venture outside the Antelope Valley and paint murals in Mexico.