Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles

I couldn't have been more excited when I was asked to do a piece for Gallery Nucleus' "All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles." I'm a huge fan of the golden oldies music - it's on in my car all the time and no, I'm not that old.  I just love the catchy tunes!  So I was super excited to get to do a piece inspired by one of the greatest bands ever!

I choose to do two pieces for the show based off their music.  To me, the lyrics to The Beatles' music have always been moving, almost like poems.  So I was inspired to do work that involved type to showcase their words.

The first piece was inspired by their song, "Here Comes the Sun".  I first heard this song my freshmen year at USC from a really great friend.  He said it was his go-to song whenever he was feeling down.

After the first piece, I started thinking about day vs night.  As I was working through the first piece, I had only Beatles music on and the song, "Imagine" came on.  I was listening and heard the lyrics, "You may say/ I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one/ I hope some day you'll join us/ And the world will be as one." The idea of 'dreamers' fit with my thoughts of creating a night image so I went with it.  This piece was also heavily inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' - must be because I just got back from Paris...

Hope you guys enjoy and can make it to this show sometime too!  Visit my Etsy shop if you're looking for these as prints!

Join Nucleus as we celebrate 50 years of the Fab Four with a tribute exhibition featuring the works of an exciting group of diverse artists who have all "come together" to honor this legendary act.

All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles
July 7, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Jul 7, 7:00PM - 11:00PM




1 comment:

cecilliahidayat said...

omg these are very very very beautiful! :D