The final phase of 'UNITED > DIVIDED,' our interactive, evolving installation in our home studio here in Detroit!
We transitioned the giant ✖️(representing division, post-Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement) into a peace sign leaning on its side - a dual expression of the planet's wavering environmental state and our hope for a resurgence of solidarity. We installed living plants and flowers, creating a juxtaposition of Detroit's discarded layers and Mother Nature's revival.
Read more about the artwork's evolution
at the link in my bio!
Many thanks again to @thinkspace_art @inner_state @lof8 @leahrutt @ellenrutt @fromhume @drummerb313 @lot40
Thanks @stackdough for this awesome capture of 'UNITED>DIVIDED' in the beginning stages of its interactive transformation.
And thanks again to all who came together and participated as a group with such a positive intention!
It's daunting, risky & humbling when you invite friends & strangers alike into your home-studio to paint on your artwork with you so we are very grateful for all the rewarding good vibes & love we felt throughout that night! (It made all of my insecure artist anxieties worth while Haha ;)
Lower view of our 'UNITED>DIVIDED' installation which extends out onto the roof & floor.
This work in progress is currently undergoing the next stage of its transformation, check mah
stories & stay tuned!
This past weekend we bid a D farewell to our good friend & human bean @jonnyalexander (aka Jesus) by hosting a rooftop party & last supper.
Safe travels brother as you road trip it back to California 🤙🏻 thanks to all who made it such as awesome weekend and
Speaking of 3D forms here's a throwback to the @toyotausa RAV4 Hybrid I painted earlier in the year.
Breaking out of 2D painting helps free my mind to move in more abstract directions which I'm excited to explore further; as well as painting/making more 3D forms and interactive work.
In the process of painting this Ibanez Guitar for a project at @lollapalooza Chicago. Never wailed on an ax before so it's a fun challenge 👨🏻🎤🤘🏻(and feeling more inspired about working on 3D forms and making more interactive art) Finished pics coming soon!
I cut together some vid of the amazing lighting storm we had on Tuesday night. Craziest one I've ever seen and this frequency of flashs isn't far off the real thing. Seriously thought/hoped for a minute that this could be the arrival 👽😎!!
(Play with sound on ;) .
My piece 'Reflection' acrylic, aerosol & fumage 🔥 on a vintage 1969 LIFE Magazine cover. Framed $750 USD. Currently available as part of the LAX/DTW show @inner_state Gallery, Detroit, curated by @thinkspace_art .
Check my stories ☝🏻asap for a walk through of this awesome group show!
@greenpeace Europe!! 🙌🏻
Donald Trump just arrived in Poland to get ready for the G20 summit, but activists from Greenpeace Poland and Germany made sure to send him a clear message: It's time to put planet Earth first.
My painting 'Racing Extinction' (2017),
Acrylic and aerosol on birchwood panel
24" × 24", currently on display & available @inner_state as part of the amazing LAX/DTW show curated by @thinkspace_art .
If your in Detroit swing by the gallery on Saturdays as this is an epic collection of artworks & installations. Contact galleries for artwork info, pricing & purchase enquiries.
Piece inspired by the documentary of the same name @racingextinction if you haven't seen this, do so asap, climate change is something we all need to personally address & make lifestyle and consumer changes to save our planet!
Thanks to all involved in Friday night's great evening of good vibes & communal painting in the name of unity!
Stage 1 transformation of UNITED > DIVIDED was a huge success thanks to you! .
Special thanks to our Detroit for helping us make this happen @lof8 @fromhume @drummerb313 @leahrutt @ellenrutt @inner_state @thinkspace_art @lot40. Photos by @_popso
Stage 1 of 'UNITED > DIVIDED our interactive, evolving installation was created as part of @thinkspace_art’s ‘LAX/DTW: Detroit Hustle II’ exhibition hosted by @innerstate gallery.
This piece will evolve further over the next week as I transform the divided cross into a symbol of United peace!
UNITED > DIVIDED was created in our home studio in Eastern Market, Detroit and made from 90%+ repurposed and found wood. Special thanks to everyone who came through this weekend to interact with the artwork and share in the good vibes!!
Progressive, interactive installation is buzzing with new life thanks to all you good people coming by and jamming in the name of unity & peace.
We're open to 11, come on by!!
Upstairs, 5th floor behind @inner_state