This Saturday at Gallery Nucleus there will be a show celebrating the release of a new book on the "It's a Small World" illustrated by Joey Chou. The book is absolutely beautiful and to celebrate it Gallery Nucleus has put together a show of "Small World" themed art. I was asked to contribute and was extremely excited about the prospects of creating a piece around this theme. The ride itself is one of my favorite rides at Disneyland and I always leave the ride inspired by the shapes and colors. I decided to work around the theme of San Francisco and the Bay Area. I wanted to grab some moments that you may not normally associate with Small World but that to me encompass the daily routines that we all go through regardless of who we are, what we look like, or where we are from. We all need to commute, we can all enjoy a baseball game, and we can all enjoy a glass of wine. These are slightly older themes but ones that I thought would be fun to include into this piece. The Bay Area is filled with millions of wonderful and beautiful things so I just focused on the ones that popped into my head first. The piece is made from a mixed selection of papers. It is roughly 23" X 30".
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