Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jamaica Sunset

There is something about the sunset that inspires my art.  These sunset scenes were shot in Negril Jamaica at Rick's.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Zora Collage

While preparing to work on the mural for Zora I did this collage on Zora.  This piece is 24x24" and is made up of text, photos and handwritten samples from Zora. Acrylic on wood with paper.   

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Zora Textstraction

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on a new form of fine art I call TEXTSTRACTION. This style of art uses words as the basis to add abstract elements to the art. In this information age I wanted to use art as an instrument for greater more focused information on a subject. In March I was asked to create a mural to commemorate Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Using the Elements and introducing Textstraction I completed this piece for a restaurant that will be opening in Northwest Washington, DC.

Photos: GA Gardner creating Mural on 8x8ft wall.
Close up shot of 'Zora Textstraction' Mural.
'Murals for Zora' opening night reception.