Monday, June 6, 2011
In 2010 I was asked to paint two circus style advertisements for BC Gold, points cards for the British Columbia casinos. The first painting was of the trapeze artist and the second was of the strongman. The strongman art disappeared along the way and I never saw the final advertisements. So I took the original sketch and brought him back. The original strongman was found on the casino floor surrounded by slot machines and his weights were BC Gold cards. I decided to strip him of all that and go more herculean with him securely footed in the clouds heaving his old-timey weights into the air.