Wednesday, June 9, 2010

In the Shadow of the Giant.

A few days ago I had a photo shoot with the legendary Giant Mendez (I assume the giant portion of her name has more to do with how she lives then her actual size because I found her to be rather smallish, bite sized even) to get reference images for my Veiw-Master piece I’m doing for the Childhood Revisited show.

Her friends were kind enough to let us use one of the unoccupied spaces in the former tannery they have converted into art studios or “Hidden Fortress of the Arts” as I like to think of it as.

I don’t know how to put this into words how I felt… In this old forgotten building, in a hidden corner of a city that no one really looks to for inspiration, brilliant people are creating, and that just make my little heart smile. It makes me not want to move away from Milwaukee (though I’m still going to).

Giant Mendez was a joy to work with and the shoot went splendidly.

Quick sketches done with ball point pen on scratch paper.

1 comment:

MicahTheBrave said...

Beautiful, man. I love these. They feel fun and natural.