“Clouds and Dirt” is an artwork created for Gary Vaynerchuck, inspired by an old childhood photo of him and his mom. I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for the background I used a variety of different materials to represent his life.
The cork background is made from old corks that are hand cut in little triangles, represent his time working at his family liquor store, Wine Library.
The 5 is his favourite number made from old baseball card wrapping, represents him as a child selling baseball cards.
The clouds and dirt stripes. The dirt made from cork & paint and the blue from water bottle caps to represents his clouds and dirt sneakers and the short film that drock created.
The green plane made from woven green single-use plastic straws represents one of his big loves, the New York Jets.
There are two flags painted on Gary’s tie to represent that of Belarus, where he was born as well as the USA where he grew up and call home.
Title: “Clouds and Dirt”
Dimensions: 700mm x 500mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint Recycled cork, water bottle caps, baseball cards, straws)
Sold, in a private art collection.