Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Art Nouveau

UPDATE: I titled it, "Hele Mai Hele Aku"

After returning from our trip, I've finally started working on some concepts and sorting out how to use all the inspiration I felt during my travels.  One art movement that I have always been a fan of and that I feel always shows itself in one way or another in my work is Art Nouveau.  Having its origins in France, I got to see its presence a lot while we were traveling.  I was also very taken with all the beauty of Hawaii.  

It's funny how you don't realize how good something is until you're not there anymore.  That's how growing up in Hawaii is for me.  Every time I go back I realize how beautiful the culture, land and life is.  I wanted to do a painting that represented, more or less, the convergence of all of it.  This painting is somewhat of a representation of now and a mix of France, Hawaii and San Francisco.  I don't have a name for it yet and will post it once I figure it out.  


celia said...

What a nice blend of France, Hawaii and San Francisco. I am always impressed with your attention to detail. Her clothes looks like a photograph. Love the attitude of both subjects and your background is perfect. Terrific!

lex said...

Thanks for the post, Jon! It's always so nice to hear what you've been up to. I love how the colors so subtly pop against each other. Sounds like a juxtaposition, but tis true.

Gummy Choco said...

its amazing how you make everything so life-like.