Creating an image like this one is a bit like constructing a 1000 piece puzzle without having the box topper as a guide to what the finished art will look like. Mgmt stressed the importance of elements relating to New Orleans early on in the process and the gator was the first piece I drew. It's a pretty intuitive process after that first piece. Figuring out ways to unify all the elements and link them together in a cohesive image is a balancing act. One aha moment came with the pelicans, I knew I wanted something in their beaks and liked the tension from the ribboning of a broken jawbreaker pattern.
NOTES: 18 x 24 inches /// 6 screens (2 metallic) /// unnumbered edition sold at shows, I'm told by mgmt it was approximately 750 copies (artist AP edition of 1-50 S/N) /// signed and numbered holofoil edition of 30 copies & red and gold mirrored to 20 each respectively /// March 11 & 12, 2016 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA