Handing over the Viola case to Derek Reeves from the Fort Wayne Philamonic and various other musical side projects. This project was inspired by , Sigur Ros, Miles Davis, Snarky Puppy and all things Jazz.
I see in this shadow figure blocking the roadway, effectively himself at his worst halting all advacement. This piece steamed from a drawing on a scrap of paper I created durring a live music festival. It was a experimental music festival I an upstairs room of a design studio and I drew for a solid 8 hours in a little lined pad. I was interviewed by local Luton news but it was never aired.
Sale info: This piece is for sale framed or unframed. Avaliable on my Etsy. If you are in the Fort Wayne area you can go see it firsthand during September at the Dash-In.
‘This is Frank Louis Allen’s first collection of Artwork to Color. Frank Louis Allen is an artist whose unique drawings have been successfully shown in Washington DC, New York, and galleries in the Midwest. Despite having a degenerative eye condition, and being on the Autistic Spectrum, he lets neither of these hold back his art and some of the time they are an asset to his art style. Originally from the UK, he now lives in the Midwestern US. He hopes you enjoy coloring with him.’
Getting people to draw is always such a rewarding experience, ofter you see people bridge some hidden barrier and Relax.
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 had the chance to draw with some great new guys on the spectrum of a range of ages and some other good friends before the concert began.
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.
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