The Bunker
Mikey's Hug Deli
Boo Boo Kitty





Each painting is a story, a parable or a moment captured in time. The subject matter or viewpoint ranges from quiet & deep to loud & crazy. For some reason, sex, violence & death seem to pervade most pictures. As well as a bit of dark humor. Vibrant color, movement and the expression of each character are crucial to each piece.

Interactive Art:

Boo Boo Kitty was built in partnership with Val Carbonnier. It is a purple and red striped interactive artcar modeled after a scraggly alley cat. This gigantic robotic cat is specifically designed so that anyone can participate and interact with her. Whether it be operating the paws, tail or head. Or being meowed at, rubbing & making her purr, being grabbed or being sprayed. Or simply riding in her belly and enjoying the sights and amazing art on the playa (she is public transportation as well). All are welcome to join the Boo Boo Kitty experience.

Mikey’s Hug Deli was originally created for Burning Man for participants wanting to embrace the joy of exchanging compliments for hugs. Since 2005, Mikey’s Hug Deli has reached audiences across the world and a frequent establishment along the boardwalk south of the Santa Monica pier, and most notably between Esplanade and the Man along 9 o’clock.

The concept is as follows:
One person plays the role of the employee. The other, the customer. The customer orders a hug from the menu. Before the customer receives his/her order, he/she has to pay 2 compliments for each hug to the employee behind the counter.For example, some random couple stops. The girl plays the role of employee. After the guy orders the hug, he is not going to give a light compliment. No. He will dig deep and come up with two from the heart. She on her side will feel the beauty in his words and appreciate it. She will reciprocate with meaningful hug. And now there is a deeper connection between the two of them. So the compliments are the glue that holds everything together.

Contact Info:

M.R. Stubbs (aka Mikey)
The Bunker
651 Clover St.
Los Angeles CA 90031