This winter I took a little time away from the sewing machine to work on some projects that have been rattling around my skull for some time. The most exciting of which was this oil painting entitled HECATONCHIRES. This was my first real attempt at oil painting and drafting a drawing, rather than just winging it. It took a lot of research and trials and many sketchbook pages of rocks, hands, creatures, cities .... a journey to a new place really ... a new beginning for my own art practice.
The drive behind this project was to create an album cover for musician Myke Lewis's first solo album of the same name. Inspired by mythology, music, science fiction, interstellar travel, Transformers, toys, giants, urban and desolate landscapes, colours, heros ... the list could go on.
This project opened my mind up to the possibility of creating whole worlds, and this world has a sound track which gives it another dimension to explore. My little artist mind is swirling about with possibilities and ideas and I'm over the moon excited to share this project with everyone.
If you are a fan of heavy, progressive and exciting music, consider giving this record a listen, and if you love supporting truly independent artists, consider purchasing this album for less than the cost of a pint of microbrew. Your support is more than appreciated!
This project was 100% independently funded by the artist, who played all the instruments, wrote, edited and produced all of the tracks. Recording was done by Josh Koob at Cryptic Sound in Winnipeg, Canada, and he did a fantastic job. We could not be more proud. If you love it, please consider sharing it with folks you think may love it as well.
Look forward to more sound and colour comin'atcha in the near future!