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I worked up this illustration about big wave surfer Garrett McNamara for ESPN magazine. Originally I had a basketball/football and some sporting logotypes floating/sinking in the sea as the story’s direction was a little different. The story came through a little different to planned so we rocked out the items and just went with the big wave.
You can read the editorial online here.
Art director: Jason Lancaster
Opens Satuday, June 30, 6-8p:
“Human Nature”……….Jason DeCaires Taylor
“Ashes to Ashes”……..Fulvio Di Piazza
Jonathan Levine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC
two solo exhibitions that imagine epic, apocalyptic visions. Photographer, sculptor and naturalist Jason DeCaires Taylor will be exhibiting haunting photos of his underwater sculptures in “Human Nature.” His life-like, stone figures appear sullen and haunting at a first glance, like petrified bodies preserved underwater in a sci-fi disaster video game. However, Taylor’s work speaks to the beauty of the cycle of life. Some of his sculptures have come to form parts of coral reefs, coexisting harmoniously with the ecosystem.
Fulvio Di Piazza’s show “Ashes to Ashes” features a series of paintings of a primordial Earth, where natural materials are anthropomorphized to form god-like heads. Volcanoes erupt and clouds of smoke billow to create animal and human shapes. Di Piazza’s dark, aggressive works invite us into a fantasy world that precedes civilization. - Hi•Fructose
Theo Hios, Tondo, (1968), acrylic on canvas, 47 1/4 inches x 47 1/4 inches (via The Perceptual Observer)
#182 A Schläfli-Hess polychoron – A new minimal geometric composition each day
I am sad & proud to announce the final update of THE BLONDE WOMAN by Aidan Koch. It has been my honor to publish this work on the web, and I’d like to thank Aidan for coming to me with it. I look forward to the physical collection, which will likely break more new ground. Catch up on the whole beautiful thing, here.