I am inspired!
Last year I created a wine bottle label for Painted Wolf Wines, a bottle to be auctioned at our Taste of Africa event in the Mukuvisi Woodlands, raising awareness and funds for African wild dogs…I created it on my new toy…my IPad!
There are iPad drawings you look at on a screen, and there are iPad drawings printed on sheets of 3×6-foot paper and mounted on a giant wall.
Hang five such works together and you have “Bigger Yosemite,” a series of wonderfully vibrant drawings of Yosemite’s rocks, trees, and waterfalls that each measures 9 feet wide by 12 feet high. The piece now hangs in San Francisco’s De Young Museum as part of “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,” a comprehensive survey of more than 300 works made since 2002 by the influential British painter, stage designer, and photographer.
In one wide open vista, scrubby, bright green pines sparkle in sunlight, backed by Bridalveil Falls tumbling lightly down a cliffside; the distinct granite crest of Half Dome looms in the background. In another, a heavy mist obscures stands of giant sequoias.
David Hockney, known as one of the most versatile artists of the 20th century, has embraced tablet technology for his latest exhibition.
The 76-year-old has always been interested in experimenting with new techniques, but the launch of the iPhone and iPad has taken his work to a new level.
“You know sometimes I get so carried away, I wipe my fingers at the end thinking that I’ve got paint on them,” Hockney said in 2010, when more than 200 of his images of plants and cut flowers created on the iPhone and iPad went on display in “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,”