-"Horse Warrior"/Acrylic on Wood/18" x 18"
Here are the rest of the pieces that will up at Flatcolor gallery this month. Had some time to dig up a bunch in progress shots from various pieces from the show. Maybe it will give some insight into thought process.
-"Three Dog Night on the Mexican Border"/
Acrylic on Wood/
14" x 18"
What sparked a lot of the ideas for this show was a viewing of a lot of old 8mm footage that my mom recently archived and put on a DVD. Most of it was family footage from around the age of 4-5. One section of film that unlocked a bunch of old kid memories was a road trip that we took to Mexico to see my grandpa. Bay Area-> Iowa-> Grand Canyon-> then finally down to a few towns in Mexico-> Irapuapo->Peublo Nuevo->Acapulco. All of us crammed in a pick up truck with our huge Great Dane in the camper. That dog could look so scary that they took one look at her and let us pass through the border with no questions. Simpler times.
-"Custom Kite"/Acrylic on Panel/12"x16"
Another thing that stuck out in the 8mm films was footage of me and my mom hanging out
with the neighborhood kids in one of the smaller towns in Mexico. When you have no dough, you have to be resourceful. Tying a string to those huge flying beetles to pass the time was the norm. Good times.
The image above is based on a Mayan drawing I came across while doing research. The main guy running up the middle was from the Mayan design, and I added the rest by trying to come up with different images that kind of represent the different elements. Aztec and Mayan designs already have a really cool stylized look to them. I just wanted to see if I could push it a little more.
Anyway, that's what I've been doing in my spare time. Super excited to check out the rest of the show tonight. Check out the previous post or go here for details on where and when the show starts. Hope to see some of you there. For any purchase inquiries, you can contact Flatcolor gallery here.