“Mike Patton” is an 13×13″ original work of Rock Art done in mixed media on ceramic. Another experiment, this time using ceramics. One of a handful of ceramic paintings of that period, and the only surviving one.
Experimental and Alternative Rock & Metal were big influences. I had a love for old rock art posters and old album covers which I thought would be a more of less dead art form with the advent of digital music downloads. Possibly this will change with the recent resurgence of vinyl record popularity.
Mike was, and still is a favorite musician of mine. He is a leader in experimental and alternative rock, metal, film soundtracks and hip-hop. This Mike Patton art piece may have been the first where I started to incorporate line heavily into my work.