Saturday, October 1, 2011
Dia De Los Mucha
Here's my contribution to the wall tonight for THE ICONOCLASTIC DEAD show in Mexico City! I'm exceedingly happy that I was given a chance to participate with all the other great artists in this event.
I've had Art Nouveau on the brain since a very early age... In fact the bathroom in my childhood home had (and still has) this fantastic Nouveau print wallpaper in it. Even before, I knew his name I KNEW I loved the work of ALPHONSE MUCHA. Something about the Graceful shapes, the colors, the LINEWORK!... I've been hooked ever since. For my image I tried for a Mucha inspired composition with a keyhole framing element. I'm incorporating autumn leaves, and bone motifs to, lend to a lot of the natural content that you'd find in Mucha's work. But, also I see an odd similarity in brilliant colors of the old dead leaves verses the faded hues of dried bones.
I'll close by thanking, Chogrin for bringing me onto the show. Gracias also to the Guru gallery and German for being very friendly in welcoming me. I hope this leads to more great shows in the future. I'll also thank my model Dayna for putting up with my shooting of some helpful photo reference.
Lastly, I'll thank Alphonse Mucha for being a constant source of inspiration and beauty for me to draw on and appreciate...
Hope you dig. P
P.S. I don't remember adding my website to this post. But, its cool... If you wanna see more current work, please stop on by my blog HERE!