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Sunday, November 11, 2012

a sense of purple

there's a song by third world called 'sense of purpose'; it's a song i like a lot ... so anyhow, this piece of dready art is called 'sense of purple'.

the shapes below are actually a row of villas in the cayman islands that people call the 'smurf houses'; very cool, almost amorphous (attached) houses, along seven mile beach, whose rooms lack normal flow and where none of the walls seem quite straight. The cones on the roves are actually venturi vents designed to let the hot air rise and be sucked out ... in a heavy rainstorm they act in the opposite manner and it actually rains inside the houses.

To make a long story longer, the client for this odd bit of art, lives in one of these houses and as I drew them I became aware of  the hippie-ishness of them and that began to reflect on the art ... beyond that, when I photographed them the sky in the background was periwinkle, a colour that seemed too weak for the art and became instead a deep purple.

the cosmic nature of the houses led to this idea of an odd dreamlike divide between the sea and the sky and the flowers for stars ...

with your sense of purpose!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

tight lines ...

this is a very cool dready ...
there are lots of little elements in it that make it so ... the colors for one; strong, vibrant, different ...
the placement, the names and therefore the cadence of the headings that lead you to the comedy of the piece ... St Tropez, St. Barts, Key West ... Cows, instead of Cowes.
i love the race start in the top cell, love the colors of the hills and the sea and the little strokes of colour around the boats, the helicopter in the sky, the rays of sunlight in the far left ...
the drama os racing in the second cell, the sense of movement of the boat in the third ...
and of course the cows in the fourth; how they're looking out at us as if surprised that we've made our way there as much as we're surprised to be there and not looking at more boats ... this is the touch of dreadyness!
the idea of the boat's logo on the cow was suggested by the person that commissioned the art, a brilliant touch ... sorry i didn't think of it ...
smooth sailin'!