Looking forward to our August 24th show with @maraldart
visiting here from all the way in the Netherlands. Mark your calendars!
And here’s the full image of the first piece of the series for @yourbaroness
Purple album. I posted a detail and a cut off version way back when IG was just square imagery, so here it is finally in full. This is the one that started it all: John asked me if I was up for designing a shirt for Baroness, which I promptly agreed on. After I showed him the design, John informed if I would be interested in helping him with making art for the new album. I think I literally jumped up with excitement.
With this piece John asked me if I could add eyes to the design, which was the only thing he ever asked me to change or add during our collaboration. Thank you again for everything: challenging my skills to fit your music & art is the best thing that happened to me. @aperfectmonster
love you brother! ❤️💙💛💚💜 Conceptual wise I tried to pour in everything I could think of that defined Baroness for me. It was obviously that the art should reflect the terrible accident: staring death into its eyes but also be triumphant. The whole piece is based on a duality, almost dived straight to the middle: top representing life/will/passion & bottom death/decay/defeat. There’s some direct references to John: the nail in the left upper arm bone (composition wise it had to be mirrored & thus less pronounced), the cicada in the center: a singing insect,which goes through a (painful) transformation. There’s more but I will leave that up to your imagination!
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