The Top 100 started as a hobby; a fan adoring his musical heroes and paying tribute by making portraits of them. The hobby became obsession and the project went from the boy’s room into the art world. But I'm still that fan, it's about them in the end, their music, and not about me.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
20" x 16"
oil on canvas, 2011
The lions disappeared altogether from May's Rahsaan painting. But June came and the lion is back in the newest painting of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. It returned bigger and stronger and it plays the saxophone. Rahsaan looks on. Palm trees appear in a horizon that is vertical. A rainbow is black and white and Rahsaan said: "I don't give a damn". God wanted there to be jazz, and Rahsaan played Three for the Festival. All in all it's a bad painting, the technique is lousy, too many ideas and none resolved, but I too say: "I don't give a damn". I just made a jazz painting.
Improvisation: not to reject any idea but to explore its possibilities.
"Heraldry is both a science and an art form". (Heraldic Dictionary)