" I think he has friends out there! " says Capt. Ahab.
Different Strokes For Different Folks - A Creative Consortium.
This is a bi-weekly project my friend Sheila got me interested in. Basically you are given a photo to work from, and you are left to your own devices to decide what you will do with it!
I immediately fixated on the "fatherly figure" and how detached he seemed from his family. It gave me the impression of a sea captain like "Ahab". Then I started developing the concept of the lonely at the top commander with his disgruntled crew .
The father seems lost in thought as he scans the horizon, his family almost seems to be standing dejectedly by, awaiting his orders. So of course with my crazy imagination, I decided to do a Moby Dick theme. With Ahab, having captured his prize, much to the shock and horror of his family. As if you can almost hear his wife's silent thoughts " This is not going to fit in the luggage rack on the Volvo! "
The rest as they say is history. I will probably start joining this fun project and posting my designs on a regular basis.
I am a life long artist, started at the tender age of five, armed with a box of Crayola Crayons! Over the years have lent my skills to a variety of occupations, such as sign maker, screen printer, illustrator, airbrush artist/teacher, to muralist.
I am primarily an illustrator as I love telling stories with my artwork.
I am working on a few long term projects, that hope to have done some day. I have a tarot deck I am in the middle of designing, and working on a novel about my family and my life. Should make for fun reading!
But I am a roving artist, writer, and part time philosopher. Collecting ideas, images, and stories from where ever I roam.