The “Jersey Strong (as an Ox)” design is a play on words combining the “Jersey” Strong Slogan that was recently used as an rallying cry post-Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey with the cliché “Strong as an Ox”. I took the style energy and colors of graffiti tied to the slogan Jersey Strong to give it a new narrative. From a design standpoint the design is a perfect harmony of warm and cool colors. Each side uses the exact same colors and similar lettering to tie both sides of the ox together.
The word Jersey and the state’s silhouette is filled in greens to represent “The Garden State.” I used the purple dimension and warm orange backsplash to set the green piece off the background. I added strategically placed cyan chips to move the eye to other parts of the ox.
The Strong is basically the exact opposite of the Jersey piece. It uses blues in the fill of the piece to represent the shore. The orange dimension and green black splash helps to give the piece depth. The purple chips finish the “Strong” design.
The “Inside Ox” piece shows what the ox’s view could be on a farm. This piece incorporates a warm abstract design in the background and black and white foreground images. This helps to give the imagery in foreground importance.
I chose to paint the skull of the ox to literally show “inside ox”. The birds on the barbed wire fence represent the viewer of the farm. The legs are in opposite colors to help separate them from the rest of the design. In this design I combine an urban style with rural imagery to make the design interesting and current. This design asks the viewer to go inside of themselves to see “Inside Ox”. via Hopewell Valley Stampede Site
Demer and Myself were contracted to create custom pieces for the 2014 Directv Celebrity Beach Bowl. We only had 2 weeks to put the project together. We faced many challenges Including weather (20s-30s), production schedules and time to the event. We had help from the great guys at Z Signs in creating and installing custom vinyl logos (not pictured) at the event. It was a grueling 3 days of painting to complete the murals but it was an incredible event . We are grateful to have been a part of it and able to share our work with the 6,000 attendees.
Abstract City piece
Behind the Scenes of Man Caves
Finished New York Piece Collab with Demer
Finished a job for NJDS (http://njdancescene.com) in Fords, NJ. New, Chic, Dance Studio in Central NJ. The first wall was for one of their dance teams “Ovation” the other is for ( NJDS) NJ Dance Scene. The color schemes and concepts are based on the clients logos and colors.
This collaborative photo session will take place @ Terracycle – 121 New York Ave, Trenton in collaboration with MODELS ROCK & “Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam” – Grafitti Painted Building & Trailer in a large courtyard.
Sunday, May 15th. 2011 – 11:00am – 4:30pm
A FEW OF THE MODELS PARTICIPATING
Crystal Danielle Meredith
Photographer’s will have the opportunity to shoot Swimsuit Models and Body Painted Models in a wonderful outdoor setting with Graffitti painted walls as the backdrop. Photographer’s Registration fee is $95.00. MUST be a member of CJMPF prior to registering. Check it out on Facebook!
11:00pm – 2:00pm – Models are getting body painted