Friday, December 6, 2013

Required Reading

Here's my piece for the Required Reading art show which opens tonight at Gallery 1988 West. It's  inspired by Fahrenheit 451, one of my favorite books of all time. The title I gave it is Celsius 232, (see what I did there?)

The idea for the drawing itself came from a book jacket I did for a design assignment in college. It was really crazy looking back at my original version of this because my art has grown and evolved so much since college, and that doesn't seem too long ago. I, and I think most artists, sort of look at things like that as both and good and bad, because it means you're improving, but also makes you feel like some of your older work isn't quite as good as it seemed at the time.