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Stickman Armed with Will and Determination...and Grace Too  -Giclee On Canvas Artist Proof Hand Embellished Stickman

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Armed with Will and Determination...and Grace Too - MGWILLDERMAP  -Giclee On Canvas Artist Proof Hand Embellished

NOTES: Armed with Will and Determination...and Grace Too. I have been obsessed with The Hip since my first “Another Roadside Attraction” in 1993. There are very few bands that I have seen live more than this Canadian national treasure. So why have I painted over 80 pieces without a tribute to one of my most beloved bands, and why now? First off, although I live in Canada the majority of my distribution and therefore traction is U.S based, and as amazing as The Hip are, they have never been a household name in most parts south of the border – then it occurred to me that somethings are more important than sales numbers. Secondly, once the news broke of Gord fight, I witnessed a number of artists jump to the canvas to offer tribute pieces and I always try to refrain from being a “me too” artist. As the farewell tour crossed Canada, I started to change my thinking (maybe I too got swept up in the pageantry of it all), I started to receive numerous emails from fans wanting a tribute piece, pleading for me to capture the occasion and the emotion of Gord, the tour and the country – then it occurred to me that somethings are more important than my nonconformist pride. .

Armed with Will and Determination...and Grace Too  -Giclee On Canvas Artist Proof Hand Embellished by Stickman 

Stickman bio

Trevor “Stickman” Stickel specializes in icon based, pop-realism portraits that capture legendary moments, powerful ideas, and raw emotion. His work is described as gritty-yet fresh, complex-yet simple. Graduating from a Jekyll and Hyde influence early in his career, in which he divided his time between family portraits and airbrush design work on helmets and Harleys, Stickman had the epiphany to combine both styles while reading “According to the Rolling Stones”. Two weeks later he finished his first canvas portrait of Mick Jagger, aptly titled “Please allow me to introduce myself”, which forever changed the direction of his career in the art world. THE MISSION The idea or "mission" behind Stickman’s artwork is to create an artistic tribute to the music and to the musicians that have had a tremendous impact on him and many others. Historically, these tributes would have been limited to photos/posters that adorned the bedroom walls of teenagers and dorm rooms throughout adolescence. Stickman aims to create a style of art that brings these iconic figures back into our lives, and in a manner that adults can display proudly in their homes. THE CONCEPT The concept is to take a realistic portrait and juxtapose it with a background that expresses the feelings and emotions of the subject. This method also allows Stickman to explore other disciplines of art – many of his backgrounds will include abstract, expressionism, impressionism, realism, pop art, street art, surrealism and quite often a combination of these. This is where he gets to enjoy the artistic side of these pieces, while paying additional homage to some of his favorite visual artists. THE HIDDEN MESSAGES AND SYMBOLS In addition to the art itself, Stickman also adds (and quite often hides) his trademarked Stickman symbol (stick figure with devil horns) and the statement "Devil Inside" to the painting. • The Stickman symbol is derived from Stickman’s last name (Stickel) and a common phrase he hears from viewers, "I can't even draw a stick man". The horns represent rock and roll (his primary focus), which is generally regarded as the devil’s music, and references the duality of man (good vs. evil). • The statement "Devil Inside" also references this Jekyll and Hyde type of duality. Stickman often feels there is a difference between Stickman the artist and Trevor Stickel the person. When focused on a subject and working on a piece, he often gets so involved in the subject he finds himself emulating them in the way he dresses and acts, similar to a method actor. • The signature on the bottom right corner usually shows the Stickman symbol imitating the subject. THE TITLE The title of each piece is often overlooked but may very well be the most important piece of the puzzle. Stickman looks for a lyric that he believes personifies the subject or his feeling toward that subject and from there, begins to create an image and feeling that takes the viewer to that emotional state of mind. The titles are always a lyric from the subject's song but never the title of a song. If the viewer is a fan of the subject, they should almost hear the lyric or feel the emotion of the lyric when looking at the piece. Knowing the title completes the emotional connection to the painting and usually reveals a personal trait about the subject.