I was happy to be invited by Gallery Nucleus to participate in a group show called 'All Together Now: A Tribute to the Beatles'
. Being a musician, I've always linked making/listening to music and making art together and it's always a form of inspiration for me. Music is constantly being played in the studio.
I did some portraits initially (right).
I liked how they turned out and straight up portraits are nice but I wanted to explore the theme a bit deeper.
I decided instead to do a song-interpretation. Of the many amazing songs the Beatles have written and I considered like I Want You (She's So Heavy)
and Helter Skelter
, I chose Dear Prudence
which is one of my all-time favorites.
I wanted to make the finished art visually abstract and sparce to coincide with the mood I get from the song along with visual homage to the White Album and a little bit of 60's psychedelia.
Prudence shyly contemplating Lennon's call to 'greet the brand new day'
ALL TOGETHER NOW: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
July 7, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Opening Reception / Jul 7, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801