Three of Phifty-two
|Title:||Lucy Had A Lumpy Head
|Materials:||Acrylic on Glass
|Inspiration:||Song – “Carini”
Phish’s Fall tour of 2013 brought its fans some incredible jams and even an entire new album debut. Who could ask for more from a relatively short 12 show tour? The tour began in Hampton VA’s Mothership (Hampton Coliseum) with a BANG! The highlight of the show (and quite possibly the tour) was a 16 minute Carini that became my inspiration for week Three of Phifty-two.
Check out this version of Carini performed by Phish on 11/27/98 (*note to Parent’s of my students – lyrics are PG-13)
This week’s artwork shows a familiar scene, Charles Schulz’s Lucy leaning on the piano where she usually adores fellow Peanuts character Schroeder. In this case Schroeder has been replaced by none other than Phish’s keyboard player Page McConnell. Lucy’s head has a bandage and a large bump on top of it – note the mallet laying next to Page. The inspiration for this art comes from a lyrical phrase in Phish’s song Carini: “Lucy had a lumpy head“.
This piece was created by painting with acrylic paints directly onto a glass surface. Typically I paint in layers starting with the background, and working to the foreground. Because Lucy and Page are painted on glass, I had to work in reverse starting with the foreground and building the layers up to the background. Once matted, there is physical space between the painting and the background which create interesting shadows of the painted glass onto the grey background.
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About the Artist
Brian Bojanowski, a native of Wisconsin, has spent the past 17 years working as an educator in both public and private schools. He has taught special education, elementary education, and art instruction in a variety of settings to thousands of children. He and his wife Wendi started Noah’s Art – children’s art center in 2001 and experienced immediate success. Brian, earned his Bachelor of Science in both Special Education: Behavioral Disorders, and Elementary Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. As an accomplished artist, Brian has had artwork on display in galleries and illustrated three published books, one of which is currently on the Amazon.com’s best sellers list. Under the direction of Bojanowski, Noah’s Art has received several awards for it’s curriculum and program. Bojanowski currently teaches out of his studio in Charlotte, NC and oversees the development and creation of Noah’s Art curriculum, and training new Noah’s Art Licensees.