Life goal met! I got a chance to work with legendary artist Wayne White!
If you were like me, Wayne White is an artist you might not know you knew. For a years I’ve seen his work on tv shows, movies, and music videos without realizing who he was or what he was responsible for creating. When I saw the documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing, I learned of the many characters and props White had made on series like Pee Wee’s Play House, Beakman’s World, The Weird Al Show, and his award winning music video Tonight, Tonight for the Smashing Pumpkins.
In his work White promotes humor in the art world and explains that laughter can be one of our most valuable forms of expression. I was mezemorized by White’s work and found that I enjoyed it so much because it was energetic, entertaining, and most importantly fun.
White is currently working on an installation project called Wayne-O-Rama. People are describing the show as a history fun house. The exhibit pays tribute to White’s hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee and recreates the area’s history through a series of giant sculptures and puppets!
I was fortunate enough to not only meet Wayne White, but I also got the chance to work with him! I was able to lend a hand on this giant Samuel L. Jackson puppet!
It was an unbelievable experience for me to be able to work with such an innovator. I’ve admired his work for years and his work continues to motivate me to experiment and try new things.
The Wayne-O-Rama instaltion will be open until this September and will be followed by a new Wayne White retrospective this June! Check out Wayne’s website here for more info.