Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Last week I was contacted by Katelin Kloberg, who is a grad student at RISD, asking permission to use some of my images and videos for a project about redefining the traditional still life. Naturally I was flattered, and of course said yes.
The above poster is a part of that project, and I think it looks amazing. It's even more impressive in the original dimensions, but the file was enormous (it is a poster, after all), and I had to reduce it to a web-friendly size. Take my word for it, though, it really looks even better at 7200 x 10800 pixels.
Actually, I was intrigued by the "authentic" old still life which was paired on the poster with my sushi paintings. At first glance, I assumed it was a Chardin I wasn't familiar with, but that's not the case. It's actually by Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish, 17th century. After making a quick image search, I certainly had the feeling this is an artist I should be familiar with, but no, he's new to me. I'll be looking for more of his work.
So, thanks Katelin! I'm honored, the project looks great, and I made a very welcome discovery. Good luck!