This painting was created in 2020 as a test for a new collaborative work with DJ Sonora. She invited me to perform live in her series Cosmic Lullaby. We wanted to soothe our locked-down audience with live music and painting during the pandemic. Visual and performing arts had come to a complete halt. Our performance was done in separate locations, screened live and recorded across a channels such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. To create both the test and the final painting, I dimmed the studio lights and projected a kaleidoscope animation onto my canvas. I interpreted the projection abstractly and painted intuitively to the music. Beautiful recordings of Sonora’s downtempo and ambient soundscapes filled my studio. Both paintings were completed with final touches under normal light. The recording was shared for only 24 hours following; the event as a shared experience was our intention.
Cosmic Lullaby, 24″ x 24″, Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas, $998. Contact me to inquiry about availability.