Structure and Freedom 11x17 Poster
Here is an 11X17 poster of the cover to my third DVD, Structure and Freedom. As I began 2018 I was pondering what the cover of this DVD would look like and how I could possibly convey the ideas displayed on film with a simple cover. I saw this picture in my mind’s eye, but I knew that it only existed there. In order to get it on the cover I would need to “create” it myself. In keeping with the theme of this - and all of my improvisational works - I dove in headfirst, having no experience with visual art. With all praise to God I am very pleased with the results. I am also very grateful to my dear friend Shaun Jurek, who guided me through the ins and outs of Photoshop so that I could actually complete this image during my lifetime.
I must admit that creating this image proved to be as time-consuming as it was rewarding. While I believe that this is a one-time offering, in other words, I am not giving up my day job as a full time musician to pursue the life of a visual artist, I did not want to simply leave it as the cover of my DVD alone. This is a contemporary artistic statement which I would like to make available to musicians from every genre, style and cultural background.
Every person can relate to the freedom of soul that music brings to us whether we improvise or compose works of higher art, play for enjoyment, or just sing in the car or the shower. This freedom is portrayed here and I hope that it will find a home in your studio or your music room. Most of all I hope that as you view the image it will inspire you to higher heights and the realization of your dreams.
This poster comes with a black studio frame ready for hanging!