Andy Warhol reminded us that "art is whatever you can get away with" and photographers should never be afraid to introduce humour into their work. I do not want; to take myself too seriously and if I can use creativity as an antidote to the dangers of working in a literal straight jacket, I most certainly will.; The trouble with being led by creative forces is that more often than not, we cannot find the narrative or the idea. It is the equivalent of writer's block. I can go; weeks without an authentic idea that holds promise and feasibility. Ideas don't tend to come on cue, they often arrive in the middle of the night.; This concept excited me from the day it was conceived. The Schmid Ranch, high up in the mountains of Colorado, was Tarantino's location for The Hateful Eight; and when we visited the location in early 2021, I saw the potential of building a set around which to work. The ranch saddles a truly spectacular amphitheater.; In 2021, there is no more contemporary or talked about asset to own than Bitcoin and the majority who own it, hold on to it with great conviction. I sensed that; there was room to play a little parody in a wild west setting - Red Dead Redemption was going to tackle cryptocurrency head on.; The final frontier was a tough place where the rule of law was light and valuable possessions would not be lost without an often deadly fight. The lead character; in this narrative was clearly not going to give up his asset easily - his loss would be someone else's gain. I wanted to create a palpable sense of trespass and Ty; Mitchell was the perfect character to play the role of the unyielding owner. He plays menace to perfection (though in real life he is a lovely man).; Clearly, even in the Rockies in 1880, there were no sellers of Bitcoin.
The Wild West series
180.3 × 264.2, Edition of 12, Contact for price;
132.1 × 188, Edition of 12, Contact for price
About The Gallery
Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.