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“America: Zero”

The finished product from yesterday’s post:


To start: no, I’m not for burning flags. It’s merely an image. 

Nitty-gritties: though initially envisioned as 100% acrylic paints, I ended up using oil pastels for a lot of what you see in the foreground. I kicked around a few names before settling on “America: Zero”, but most felt a bit too on the nose. 

Also, I’m aware that an elephant Trump wielding a torch amidst a crowd of horrified onlookers doesn’t scream “subtlety” like I initially shot for. I just really let this one become its own thing and I’m happy with that. 

I may put it up for sale if I can get a high quality scan for a print, but I’m not certain. 

-Jeff 

Creator Speak # 5: Kevin Zerbe

The second of the promised podcasts today!

Kevin Zerbe (or the “Zerbinator”) is a long time podcaster/musician whom I am lucky to call my friend. We discuss almost everything from the musicians that helped shape a wee Zerbe to the MS that helps shape the entire creative process. The kickin’ tune at the end is one of his tracks, “1270” from his “Sprung” album. You can hear all of his music and shows at zerbinator.wordpress.com!

Creator Speak #4: Sean Strife

One of two promised episodes for today. I know, it’s been a month since the last episode.

Sean Isham/Strife is a local auteur with whom I have podcasted with several times in the past. Looking to launch a platform to help fellow creators out, Sean discusses the ins and outs of his many applied interests and what exactly Neon Grindhouse is all about.