Whenever I embark upon a new painting, I always document my progression. Why? Well, for starters, I think it's cool to see the evolution of a new piece and secondly, I'm a firm believer in taking my time. That said, I never finish a painting in one-sitting. It's important to take a step back every so often, and view artwork with fresh eyes.
I have mixed emotions about this piece. I spent roughly 4 months reworking it over and over again and even now, I look at it and see things I would do differently. However, even with a lack of direction, I find solace in the time and energy it took to get here.
Homage to: 330 E39th, New York, NY 10016
For such a beautiful festival, the photo pits were seriously lacking. One would think that with all the time and money spent on lighting and staging, production would make more of an effort to create a better pit for documentation. Needless to say, I did the best I could.
The Glitch Mob
The String Cheese Incident
Ms. Lauryn Hill Incident
Manic Menert Manic Focus x Michal Menert
Photographs don't do the Sherwood Forest justice.. Period. Between a hidden speakeasy down a rabbit hole, beautiful art installations throughout a majestic forest, hammocks on hammocks on hammocks, paired with super talented artists and beautiful entertainers, I'd have to say that if I had to pick one festival to go to for the rest of my life, Electric Forest takes the cake! I urge every one of you to go see for yourself. To say my experience was "electrifying," would be an understatement.