There is an interesting call for artists in Dowell, MD. The title of the show is “Humor Me!” I’ve just started to expand my work into conceptual pieces, so this was an exciting challenge.
For inspiration, I turned to my son Tommy. Tom is a freshman in high school and has a wicked sense of humor. He’s got the best belly laugh and is always sending goofy updates to my phone. I thought he’d like this challenge and explained what I wanted (a visually humorous image that I could make into a quilt).
After a few days thought, he came up with Bruce Glee – an image of the legendary karate martial arts expert singing karaoke. It was a somewhat difficult challenge because while there were a lot of great images of Bruce Lee, there weren’t many that looked like he was singing. I ended up photo shopping two images together to create the “lounge singer” look I was going for.
My friend Dave told me the image I chose was from “Enter the Dragon”. The background I created was inspired by one of Bruce’s VHS covers, as I wanted it to have that 70’s look. I researched Bruce Lee quotes (there’s a lot of good ones) and had Tommy set the phrase I chose to song, as I am musically challenged where he is gifted. In the end, I like the result. Hopefully the gallery will think it is humorous, too.