So this art piece is actually a Star Wars skateboard pun. In skateboarding if you grind on your board upside down its called a darkslide. In this collage you can see Darth Vader doing a dark slide while storm troopers cheer him on.
This art piece was spawned from a skateboarding/ Star Wars pun. In skateboarding there is a trick called the "Dark Slide". A dark slide is where the skateboard is grinding upside down. If you look closely Darth Vader is seen here doing a dark slide while storm troopers cheer him on. This piece was originally a more straight forward design but while making a replica of the first art piece titled, "Dark Slide", I decided to go a little crazy with the collaging and make this piece glitchy and hectic.
Using a dozen of my own photographs of Chicago landmarks and architecture I created an art piece honoring the Chicago flag. The four stars of the flag are each represented by a unique collage of Chicago landmarks. Each star is on its own piece of wood and attached to the backing layer of wood to make this collage piece a three-dimensional work of art.
This artwork was created from a single photo of the Chicago skyline that I shot at Maggie Daley Park. After a lot of editing in Photoshop, I had a colorful new take on the skyline. I then had a print of the work made which i proceeded to cut into pieces and reassemble on wood. The finishing touch was some acrylic paint that was splattered onto the re-assembled artwork.
“Da Bulls!”. This is the first piece in a series of Chicago sports team photo collages. Some people recognize the over arching image right off the bat, some need a hint and then can never un see it. This piece is the logo of Chicago’s basketball team. I used over a dozen different photos of Chicago landmarks and architecture to create the shape of the Chicago Bull’s logo.
To a skateboarder and a photographer like myself, Chicago is a giant playground. I’m drawn to architecture photography because I skateboard. Skateboarders see all architecture and infrastructure as potential obstacles to skateboard on. Clearly the school stairs and downtown plazas weren’t designed to be skated but that’s what makes them so rewarding to skate. Skateboarding teaches you to see everything as potential and this art attempts to illustrate that. To me this piece say, “Look at me, I’m Chicago, black and white but warped in color and infinite.”