I had two nights of painting before the doors of Imperial Art Studios opened for Broke LA 2016. I used chalk to create a backdrop/mural for the [LA]ndscape Installation curated by Eleanore Kody. I joined amazing artists who tackled giant canvases with striking, dynamic designs. Each artist’s style marked their signatures and unique aesthetics, telling different stories and opening up windows into how they see the world. It was inspiring to see them in action and to art with them.
My mural includes freeways and high rises, blurred lights and a palm tree with a heavy sway; blue skies, metro lines, an industrial window and sunset. Eleanore requested something bright and LA. The design is both fluid and segmented. I drew some portraits on the ground, and would like to incorporate them into the design on the next go around/conception. Fortunately, people were represented in all their glory in the flesh, so the human element was alive and interactive.
Here are some behind the scenes pictures of the pre-fest painting:
During the festival I invited people to chalk with me and together!
We chalked into the night:
I look forward to designing more large canvases and constructing interactive, art installations that bring people together, give people space to share and create, tell my story, and are open to interpretation.
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