There are few project that will ever be as daunting as the one we created in Thailand this past August but I’m so glad we pushed through and made it happen.
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was contacted to create a painting for Smirnoff at the SIAM Center in Bangkok. We had been to Bangkok just a few months earlier for the Living Arts Festival so we were familiar with the Center and the area which made it all the more exciting. The brief was to create a 3D street painting for Smirnoff representing their new flavor ‘Melon Burst’. We went back and forth on designs for quite a while before the final concept was chosen. After a ton of sketches I found out that this design actually had to snake through the shopping center and open up onto a large painting in the Center’s Atrium. Wow. Then I was told we would be attempting a record for the ‘Longest Anamorphic Painting
‘ and that Guinness was going to be on site to record it. Double WOW!!!
|Guinness Representative monitoring the measuring of painting|
|The Press!!! |
|The team having fun! |
Alex Maksiov, Holly Lynn Schineller, Remco Van Latum, & Me.
|The Record! The Longest Anamorphic Painting in the World – 165 Meters|A project of this magnitude would not have been possible without the work of our talented group of artists. The entire painting took a total of three weeks, culminating in over 1000 hours in production. The project is a milestone.
Remco and I would like to thank the amazing artists who took part in this incredible journey with us… Artists: Alex Maksiov, Holly Lynn Schineller, Clancy Bree Kirk, Holly Wenger, Lynn Okimura, Lorelle Miller, Ever Galvez, Nha Lee
A special thank you to Nannapas Publishing, Index Creative, and the Siam Center for making this all possible.
See full post here: A Year in the Life of a Street Painter2013-12-19.