In April 2012, I was invited to create a t-shirt design for the Coachella Art & Music Festival and to also live paint in the Coachella Boutique. I've been to Coachella before in 2004 and the one thing I can't forget was the relentless desert heat. For my shirt I chose to illustrate my bear, grimacing, while exclaiming "DAMN IT'S HOT!".
For the live art portion, I choose to create a variation of the shirt design on to the 4ft x 4ft wood panels we were provided. I never fancied myself a competent live artist. I generally do things slow and methodically, and I'm easily distracted. But I'm happy to say this is my most successful live art creation to date.
Coachella : Fuck It's Hot
Acrylic on Wood Panel
48" x 48"
On Saturday, May 12th, 2012 the six live art paintings will be sold at auction with all proceeds donated to a charity for the Raices. The event will be hosted by the Shag Store (725 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262)