This piece is a recent private commission by a friend’s partner for his birthday. A celebration of one man’s life so far – Passions, fond memories, cultural heritage and significant life events are all depicted here.
The main thrust of the brief for this work was to create a piece similar to some earlier work of mine (see here), in which I created a surreal timeline/landscape – a depiction of significant significant objects, pop culture items and people from my own life. I was given a list of key things to include, other than that I had a lot of freedom to play with the composition, colours and even some of the colours.
The medium is acrylic on 600 gsm Arches hot press paper, size: 54 X 100cm
Below is the final piece, the rough designs and some very dodgy progress pics!
Final finished artwork
Initial rough designs