Widespread Panic kicked off their tour this week starting at the Warner Theater for 2-days of shows in Washington DC. I lived in Washington DC for a bit and for an artist the area has such a rich culture of imagery and history that you can pull from and was happy to get the call for these specific dates.
From my front door I could see the Capitol Building daily and have always wanted to work it into a poster one way or another. I thought the concept of a birdcage in the shape of the Capitol with a woman swinging inside it would be interesting as would somehow incorporating DC’s state flower, American Beauty Rose & state bird, the Wood Thrush. Eventually the kind of generic old-timey woman in the cage took on the form of the actual statue adorning the top of the Capitol, the Freedom Statue which itself has a very interesting history & symbolism.
This 6-color print is 18′ x 24 with a print run of 350 and I will have a small run of Signed/Numbered Artist Prints (signed/AP) available on Friday, September 9th @ 11AM (PST).
Scraped Knee will be taking the show on the road and is headed up to Seattle, WA this weekend for the big Flatstock Poster show that takes place during Bumbershoot Music Festival. This is my first trip to Seattle in almost 15+ years so I’m sure a thing or has changed. The lineup of artists looks to be amazing and this year the show will be going 4 days!!!!
SEATTLE CENTER EXHIBITION HALL
Sept. 2-4th (Fri, Sat & Sun)…. 1pm – 9pm
Sept. 5th (Mon)… 10am – 6pm FREE to the public ALL DAY!!!
It’s going to be a long one but come out if you are in the area. I will have some new prints & other goodies debuting for this show.
I recently finished a small art print entitled “Airship of Fools” as part of a commission by a group of hardcore art collectors, The Poster Nutbags. It was to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of their group and they wanted something heady and we decided on the concept of the a kind of trippy airship.
After a couple back and forth’s with concepts we decided on the “Freak Galleon” idea. Since this was for a group of print/poster collectors I tried to work in a few small references here and there.
The commissioned is 12″ x 12″, with a print run was 100, which are exclusive and currently Sold Out. I did a small run for myself which I’ll decide what to do with later on….