Wednesday, January 13, 2010
For the Love of Tiger
Hope the new year has been treating you well so far. I've been working on paintings for an upcoming 2-man artshow with my buddy Andrew Brandou. As the Chinese New Year approaches, we decided to base the show on the upcoming lunar year- the year of the tiger! I'm trying a little different this time around. Wanted to put more emphasis on decorative elements that are based on Chinese folk art.
Another crucial inspiration came about during my research on Chinese tigers. I discovered the South China tiger which most scientists believe to be the "stem tiger" are sadly, considered by most biologists as "functionally extinct" due to no sighting of the animal in the wild in the past 25 years. I hope to bring a sense of awareness of this animal in the pieces as well.
The show opens on Thursday, Feb. 4th. at Munky King a week before Chinese New Year. I'll update with images of new paintings as I finish them. Here's one of the preliminary sketches and some work in progress shots. Enjoy!