I’ve been fascinated with the issue of data collection since I first started using the internet and mobile devices. I made these images from the information that Google has collected from my mobile devices and laptop in the past year.
When I was 15 I started driving out to LA from Azusa. I had just been accepted into Ryman Arts. At the time classes where held at the original Otis campus which is across the street from Macarthur Park. That campus is now Charles White Elementary. For a year and a half I received art instruction by some amazing artist as well as having guest artist like Kent Twitchell stopping by. It was the first time I had any art instruction and the first time someone told me I could be an artist. This along with my first real venturing into the city and especially into the Westlake area in the early 90’s would make it one of the most pivotal times of my life.
So when the great folks over at the Levitt Pavilion asked me to design their calendar cover I immediately said yes. Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park is a 501c3. Founded in 2007 to restore the historic band shell in MacArthur Park and present 50 free summer concerts annually in order to make live music and the arts accessible to all.
Very happy to be painting a piano as part of LACO’s Play Me I’m Yours.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Play Me, I’m Yours, a community-wide art and music installation featuring 30 pianos across Los Angeles County. Designed and decorated by local artists and community organizations, the pianos are available for three weeks for everyone to enjoy. Play Me, I’m Yours honors acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary as LA Chamber Orchestra music director. The installation launches on April 12, 2012 at noon with a simultaneous play-in of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I at all 30 pianos.