I love drawing from nature and it is a part of me so I have made these three affordable mini prints avaliable again on my etsy site. Especially for those of you who like something a little different then my abstract work
Sale info: Starting at just $7 for a 4 X 6 professionally printed piece.
Its very true, when you are giving yourself to the Art and trusting in the process its impossible to know where it is going and why it works.
That said when it comes to typography I will tinker over and over and over………
On Saturday the 26th of February I again had the incredible experience of drawing my live Abstract Art durring a concert from the brilliant autistic pianist Matt Savage at the Abilities Abound 2016 awards seremony.
I pulled out a new sheet of paper and let the Music take me where it would as Matt played the Keys and talked time signatures. Here is the result, I call it ‘Hidden Piano’s’ and was able to sell it the same evening.
My film endeavors are mostly linked to my musical and performance art. Some are created under the name, R.Dakota. The first of which was a trailer in a surrealist film style. For this particular short I captured footage of two incredibablly talented dancers in the dark, and layered it with footage of me performing. This process is not disimilar to my digital illustration work in photoshop.
The idea was to be mysterious in order to draw people to come to the performance which was held at Jennifer Ford Art, Fort Wayne. I performed a set of my own creation with the amazing improvised violin play of Felix Moxtar.
I have much of the film footage for building material to create a proper short film in the future.
Director : Frank Louis Allen (R.Dakota)
Crew and Lighting : Adam Carpenter, Gary Coker, Steve Franks.
Dancers : Mandie Kolkman and Ashley Benninghoff
The full musical performance on the day can be viewed here as filmed by Kara Stewart Allen.