Artist Sergio Garcia, a self-described “huge Jordan fan,” received his first pair of Air Jordans from a friend. They were a used pair of IIIs, and Sergio was able to restore them so effectively that his friend actually asked for them back. His love for Jordans was such that it propelled him to create a series of works that celebrated Tinker Hatfield’s designs, but in the sort of pop art vein that called to mind Andy Warhol. Inspired by a Michael Jordan quote urging the importance of turning a negative situation into a positive one, he turned to gun powder as a medium for his colorful screen prints — the ultimate expression of taking something for negative use and creating something positive. Sergio’s colorful “Heat” prints feature iconic Air Jordan models that are priced affordably so they can reach a younger generation, perhaps acting as their introduction to the art world. Check out a video interview with Sergio below, and go here to purchase one of his prints.