I’m severely dyslexic and was an awful student. I felt misunderstood and alone, as many young kids do. While other students took notes i doodled. In the back of one of my schoolbooks i drew a circle containing an eyeball and whenever I felt alone i would flip to the back of my book and there was someone looking back at me. The current political climate has left me feeling defeated, scared, and alone. I found myself subconsciously retreating to my elementary coping mechanism and drawing eyeballs in notebooks looking back at me. Sketches turn into paintings and paintings need an environment. People are so unpredictable and emotional, it was important for me to create an environment that was the opposite of that. Patterns are predictable and safe. I wanted to create a safe place for people from all walks of life to come together and feel that they are safe and not alone.
Residencia Gorila was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I painted this mural with my partner Dan Armand. We painted this on our last night there during a thunderstorm.
A select group of Detroit based artists were chosen by Red Bull House of Art to do an installation at the 2014 Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI. Our individual talents and art styles merged into a one of a kind collaboration that intertwined painted murals and digital video projections. What appeared still in the day lit up at night with glorious animated splendor!
Mural Triptych by Michelle Tanguay and Brian Lacey Corner Light Bloom by Katie Craig Video Mapping by Gabriel Hall and Daniel Land RBHA - Produced by Nina Marcus-Kurlonko
Red Bull House of Art breaks down the barriers between artists and their next greatest body of work by removing financial and institutional constraints and presenting the tools, space and wings necessary to unleash their utmost creative side to the world.
Edited by Gabriel Hall Shot by Daniel Land Audio Track - Fuse by Hudson Mohawke
Redbull House of ART Detroit at Electric Forest Festival 2014