I was to paint one large canvas at my studio for Jump Trading offices in Singapore. I would complete the piece and then ship the piece to Chicago. From there it would be shipped and installed at the offices in Singapore. The piece was inspired by the The Merlion which is a traditional creature in western heraldry that depicts a monster with a lion head and body of a fish. In Singapore, it has become a marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. The painting is 133" x 32" in size, one solid canvas.
The client Jump Trading loved the edgy rawness of my work, and wanted me to capture the energy and cultural significance of Singapore for their Singapore offices. I was so excited to create this piece as the interior design of the office really played a big part into the colors and layout if the piece as well as the dimensions. This was my second International piece and I was honored to be creating this painting that would be residing in that international environment.
Blythe Lee of Corporate Artworks negotiate the terms and directed the commission, from the beginning mock-up sketches through to the final works. I simply created the piece in my studio in Northern California and then shipped the piece to Chicago, where Blythe took care of the transportation and installation of the piece in Singapore. This was the second piece where after building and creating the piece, I then disassembled to ship in a tube. Once the piece arrived at their destination, the piece was reassembled for installation.
Working with Blythe Lee at Corporate Artworks and the client Jump Trading was an absolute joy. Creating commission pieces is always a challenge and a welcomed one. Painting for me is a joy and a dream come true, and working with this team of people has been fantastic.
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