There are some projects that arrive in my inbox and as soon as I start to work on them, I feel a little intimidated. At that moment, I know I need to step back, take a break and reevaluate how I should approach it. The "Modern Americana" project is the perfect example of this, and I couldn't be MORE excited to be working on it. I had to break my patterns and think about things in a completely new way, and in the end, I'm pretty sure it is going to be one of the most fun projects I've ever had the chance to do.
My client is a brilliant woman who is in the midst of government training before she embarks on an assignment for the U.S. State Department as a diplomat in Sri Lanka. Beyond her very impressive career, she's also a dear friend of mine and I'm honored to have a chance to create art for her new home halfway across the world! Having familiar imagery, colors and materials will (hopefully) create a sense of "home" in an unfamiliar place.
I've already begun shopping for new materials for the project, and am finding the whole process completely energizing. The mood board I created will inspire the finished piece.