Custom Art: Kevin & Tracy
Andy likes to create assemblage art with found objects, but it's even more fun when the components have special meaning to the customer. Kevin won a guitar signed by Ben Harper when he and Tracy lived in Atlanta. It had been sitting in the corner of their bedroom for years when he suggested they have Andy incorporate it into a custom piece of art. Tracy thought it was a wonderful idea, since Andy specializes in assemblage art.
To be honest, it was a little scary cutting the guitar signed by Ben Harper. Once it's cut, well, it's cut. Hope they liked the end result!
Kevin and Tracy gathered a lot of other nostalgic items, including their Florida State University National Championship license plate. (Side note: I assume they were jumping for joy when FSU defeated Auburn in the BCS Championship last night.)
Music was definitely one of the main themes they wanted to highlight in this piece of art. They included their first albums: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel (their wedding song), Listen Like Thieves by INXS (their first concert), and Standing on the Beach by The Cure.
Kevin and Tracy share a love of Jamaica, where they've vacationed several times, including their honeymoon. So, Andy added Red Stripe caps and three little birds to represent Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.
They loved the end result and said it turned out wonderfully. Since taking these photos, however, they have asked to replace Peter Gabriel's face with Bob Marley's face. Not a problem for Andy! Sometime this month, they'll stop by the gallery so Andy can quickly make the switch.
Do you have a stack of sentimental items and you’re not sure what to do with them? Contact Andy to discuss having him make a custom piece for you. (Yes, he can work with your budget.)