8.24.2009

Sufjan Stevens

This is a portrait of Sufian Stevens, done this summer at the Illustration Academy. 
His music being primarily "folk" I thought that having it in cut paper would give it that folky feel. Many of his songs are about the American landscape and certain cities and states. I placed  him in this "American landscape"( I tried). I made him like a giant, which is kind of a metaphor to the big sound of his music, and his pose, somewhat childlike because of his shy nature. Almost like the landscape is his playground for his music and experimentation.

It was fun and different from what I have done before, but there is something about this piece that I hope to keep in my work. 

I cut so many different types and shapes of everything that I could have made 4 of these pictures by the end of the week, haha.

Every piece was painted, cut out and stuck on. An enjoyable, but much longer process than I thought, but enjoyable nonetheless. Let me know what you think, comments, crits, etc. thanks!

10 comments:

mari said...

love!

Richie Pope said...

I love Sufian...and I love this piece...Nice approach man!

Alicapedia said...

I really like this!!!

dadu shin said...

dude it's sam! haha, this was a dope piece man, same with that spread in the SB, throw that up here!

Kenny Callicutt said...

I can see you doing some really awesome things combining drawing and this cut paper stuff. Lots of fun things going on in this. Especially the little creatures

Theodore Taylor said...

This is nice, man. Love the feeling in it. Nice colors, too.
Also, Sufjan is awesome.

danfolkes said...

Cool,

I really like the plaid shirt-arm area.

Lisa said...

you're straight crazy if you don't at least attempt to send this to sufjan. it's amazing.

but before you do, make a note of his name...it's with a "j." :D

Bombproof said...

Thanks all. I am definitely contemplating sending it to him. i forgot to mention that it's only 9x12". i think it may look larger. i dunno. thanks for the spelling correction Lisa!

Marini Castillo said...

Sufjan. So good. You should send this piece to him!