Commissioned Artwork, Mike Geiger July / 2008
For a while a good friend of mine, Mike Geiger, and his wife, Lisa, have been nudging me to create a piece for them. They had recently remodeled the kitchen of their new home, so the time was right to create something. Mike is, to put it bluntly, a clean line modernist. He tells you what he wants and doesn’t waste time elaborating on the specifics. He’ll know what he does or doesn’t like when he sees it.
I’m hazy exactly on the wording, but when he described what he wanted it wasn’t too far from;“Not too big. 3 feet tall. 7 feet long. Not too crazy… and Lisa’s gotta like it, so make sure the colors are pretty.”
After a couple weeks of back and forth, what emerged are still some of my favorite pieces to date:
Final Framed Piece in Mike & Lisa’s kitchen.
The Geiger Print even made it into the Wired 2008 NextFest in Chicago. The following photo was taken at the inauguration with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in front of 2 of the pieces I had in the exhibition (also pictured are Mr. Daley’s wife, Maggie, and Professor Terry Surjan):