was a no-brainer choice when it came time to make the album cover
for Am I a Genius Yet?
This is probably my favorite crayon drawing of the whole damn bunch;
it demonstrates perfectly what you can do with the medium.
found this coloring book of famous abstract paintings of the 20th
Century, including works by Picasso, Klee, Mondrian, Leger (well,
duh), Matisse, Miro, and so on. I thought this was a wonderful way
to expose children to a form of high art which is, quite frankly,
more in tune with their sensibilities than the adults. This gives
me the opportunity to revisit the past via my own lens; look to
Woman in Native Costume Revisited
for another example.
piece is made entirely with crayons, and was carefully and meticulously
assembled over one feverish evening at a coffeeshop at the University
of Minnesota. I wanted to interpret the original artwork through
my own style and sense of color. I was also fortunate in that this
particular page centered the original frame; the added empty space
was just the thing I needed. This piece couldn't work without it.