ArtsKC Fund Awards 2017

For three years now I have been commissioned to create an award to be gifted to the committee that raises money for the arts non-profit ArtsKC in Kansas City.  Each year is a new design and this year includes the challenge of incorporating a photo of the committee itself.  This year I embraced some old-school technique and hand drew the cabinet in graphite.  I then experimented with digitally painted backgrounds which resulted in a soft spatial abstraction that contrasts with the graphic group of figures.  Along the way I did some fun renderings of famous artworks, some of which we have in KC, but we opted not to use them.  The finished awards were printed digitally and presented to the cabinet during a special event. Designed and Printed at La Cucaracha Press in 2017