Monday, July 28, 2008

Godfather Update

This is my good friend Martin Zimmerman, one of the most talented sculptors I've ever met. Martin and I have been friends since high school and have collaborated on many pieces over the years. There is no one who can capture detail the way this guy can. So when I set to work on The Godfather, I knew Martin was the perfect person to help me complete my vision for this painting - an ornately embellished frame with cupids and other images reminiscent of the movie. The frame is a salute to Giambattista Tiepolo's ornate framing of the Scuola dei Carmin (which, by the way took 9 years to complete!)