Joe is an amazing musician. He has a unique tone to his voice that sounds like an extension of his guitar. I first heard him play at Cafeina Galeria in Silverlake. That was a little less than a year ago. He became a regular musician for the Fireside Troupe, and I always look forward to seeing him play. He has an album coming out soon. Check out his music.
For his portrait, I wanted to present a sense of creation, simplicity, process, and progress. Those ideas are vague…I also wanted to do something that had to do with nature and development. I talked with Joe and his Manager about making the cover art for his new LP. They wanted something that showcased LA but in a pre-industrialized context. This gives a feel for that, but is only a start. It’ll need mountains.
Here is the final 12″x12″ version of the portrait:
I made a GIF that shows you some of the process behind the image:
And for those of you who prefer a slower glimpse:
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