Saturday, February 25, 2012

We Crafty

We were asked to be part of an art show with a "music theme" for Hyde Park Grill during SXSW. Well, duh, of course! We're both music freaks and it was a chance for us to work together on art pieces (aka drink beer). The process was so much fun - and we're pumped with the results.

We decided to do art pieces based around songs. Half the fun was coming up with the songs.
The first one that came to fruition was Steve Miller Band - "Space Cowboy."
This one happened like magic. Came together perfectly. Then the brainstorming started. We really wanted to do "Maneater" by Hall and Oates. After a few hours of digging through magazines and drinking beers, we found her. Watch out boy she'll chew you up (sorry, couldn't resist).Notice Nelly?Which brings us to the hip-hop theme. We knew we had to do a Beastie Boys song, well, just because. But couldn't think of which one. Hung over one Sunday morning I dug through magazines and found this hot little lady.She's crafty, yo.Last, we had this amazing pic of Angela Davis we'd been saving for something special. We found it.Public Enemy "Fight the Power."So simple. So powerful.

We have art at both Hyde Park Grill locations during March. So check-ch-check it out.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Owl Art

That's right owl art! Since I clearly have an obsessive love for owls, what could be better than making owl art!? Bam - making owl art for a friend, of course. The whole process of creating for friends is rad because you get to include nuances that may not mean a thing in the world to others, but certainly bring home the bacon for said friend. My only parameter on the piece was to include an owl. End result - "Forrest of Knowledge." It's a little dark and leaves lots of open doors for interpretation. I like that. And look at the shadows. If I do say so myself ... awesome! And, it comes with it's very own mixtape. Since music is such a big part of Modplexi, thought it would be a great bonus/surprise to open up the package of art, and find a mixtape waiting there. Loaded down with tracks inspired by the art. A win win!!

Thanks M. for the opportunity.