This is a very dense and detailed illustration that took up a big chunk of my summer in 2014. Every time I was "finished", I ended up putting another week into it. At the time, I needed a piece to be the face of my portfolio. The fact that I'm so opposed to sticking to one style has made it a challenge to keep a consistent body of work going. This piece was meant to tie everything together. We strain, and strive for our aspirations, but life is all about the journey. That's what the "Tree of Life" is about.
I hope to spend more time in the studio creating more pieces of this caliber soon. The original is in a private collection, and no longer available for exhibition. There are many layers on top of layers, and each medium used had it's own finish.
"Krizzle" and "Blender" are all continuations of the body. I've been slowly expanding on this over the years. There is a major emphasis on the flow, stream of thought, and motion of the rendering rather than any single subject. The technique provides a way to incorporate a multitude of imagery in a cohesive way. - See more at: http://kraveart.com/art-detail.php?id=110#sthash.7rT8GwHt.dpuf
Benjy Caplan of the Miami New Times interviewed artists, who have transformed urban blight into a sprawling outdoor gallery in the Wynwood area of downtown Miami. Krave, under the sub-title "Bible reader" is featured prominently in this story, articulating his roots in the community, his friendships and alliances, his passion for street art and its incorporation read more