Deep Sea Snair Drum
by Joseph A. Duraj
(Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America)
This instrument was completely painted over with sharpie oil-based paint markers.
The Deep Sea Snair drum was difficult to work on because of it's awkward shape and the need to constantly turn and twist just to get the perfect angle to continue. A friend of mine is in a band, and he also shares a passion for music, like myself, and he brought me an idea that he wanted on his favorite snair. Some interesting sea-bed/coral reef design was what came out. The jagged outlining of the reef was key to draw viewers IN and to give it a sense of toughness and masculinity--aside from the bright, organic color scheme I managed to work in to this piece as well. Also take notice to the "Incubus: Monuments and Melodies" album mascot majestically floating behind the scenes. This was completed with no prior stencil or pencil work; done free-hand with the oil paint markers. Apologies for not being able to upload the other 1 other panel of this drum, but the '4-image limit' this site has isn't allowing me to insert any more at this time.
Hope everyone who may come across this work finds a psychotropic feel in the individual piece itself, and is overcome with a sense of innocence and longing for belonging. That is my work and life-time goal as an artist and poet.
Artist: Joseph A. Duraj.