January 1, 2012
fields and fences
I love it when creativities collide. Some time ago I was contacted by Toronto musician Andy Jackson, who was looking for cover art for his project Fields and Fences. About five years ago I did two small acrylic paintings called Fields and Fences. When Andy did a Google image search my artwork popped up, he liked it, and he contacted me to ask if he could use the paintings as the cover art for his as-yet-unreleased CD.
Fast forward to this Christmas season, and Andy's CD went to press. A couple of days ago I got my copy in the mail and was impressed with the whole package, both music and design. The funny thing was that I had one of his songs, Aprimitive, on my iPod. I guess I'd downloaded it a few months ago but forgot to make a note of the details and recently I tried -- unsuccessfully -- to figure out what it was. Mystery solved! So I made it a mini project to create a music video for Aprimitive with a slide show of my own photographs. The creative collaboration comes full circle! The above video is the result.
You can listen to the album, download it or order the CD at Andy's website.
Happy New Year!