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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

nostalgic dready art ...


                   
                      dready db5 with bond - 40x14

mark said … "A deep vein of Jamaican nostalgia here Shane. Currently reading "Goldeneye" about Fleming in Jamaica…. he put a lot of himself into the books." 

there's nostalgia everywhere in the work that i do, but it wasn't strictly nostalgia that got me drawing bond and the db: i had a project that required him, he was asked for …

nostalgia came through in the drawing of it though, especially as I moved him from a place in the project to a place of his own -

january 1962 principle filming on Dr. No, started in Jamaica, the first of many bonds to come …

ian fleming wrote the novels, all of them, in jamaica … if you go to his house, goldeneye, now a hotel, you can see the scenery of the novels everywhere.



i was at goldeneye just last month, we went for a wander around - well truthfully i went for a lie down 'cause i had chikungunya, the others walked around; but i've been several times - is a gorgeous lovely property in itself and a gorgeous lovely hotel as well.

so, with nostalgia firmly in mind, i drew bond with his db6 and the goat of ancient memory, as i am want to do of recent - a nod to bond's jamaican-ness ...

and then, in version 2, I took it another step and replaced bond with dready on the hood of the car … the goat remained …

memories

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