Last work of 2017
I've just wrapped up "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Album and Theatrical Work Abstract" and it's a special piece for me because it touches on the concept of an adaptation of an original work. I have been interested in the tradition of illustration and adaptation stretching back to the earliest art makers - to take a story and translate it into a generally recognizable visual form. For this piece I have Illustrated the 1974 album "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)" by Brian Eno (Spotify link), who stated that the album was loosely based off a series of postcards representing a Chinese revolutionary opera of the same name. It was during this period that Eno invented the Oblique Strategies cards to aid him in the creation of the album. More info here > In my piece I have illustrated both the original opera as well as the 1974 album.
I've also posted some in progress drawings to my sketches gallery. The first is a draft of a larger abstract entitled "Dante's Inferno - pleated, rotated 90 degrees"
And an early sketch of the foundation layer for the Tiger mountain piece I mentioned above.
I'll be posting more in-progress work here in 2018 - so let me know what you think down in the comments.