This portrait has one layer of denim with pieces pushed closely together. The measure is 60x60cm.
All portraits are done in denim. I call it “denim art”. I enjoy the transformation from a couple of old jeans to contemporary art. The portraits are meant to be recognisable to the viewer, and also express my creative interpretation of the person.
My motivation is to honour a great artist and my idealism about waste-issues and consumerism.
Louis and I
Growing up I listened to Louis Armstrongs music. My parents had several vinyls and were both big fans of him. They even had the pleasure of seing him “live” in Copenhagen. Louis Armstrong liked Scandinavia and the jazz in Copenhagen.
Louis Armstrong died too early, in the age of 69. Shortly before his death, he said: “I think I had a beautiful life. I didn’t wish for anything that I couldn’t get and I got pretty near everything I wanted because I worked for it.”
I think of that when I listen to “What a wonderful World”. He meant it
Short about Louis Armstrong
Born 1901.08.04. Passed away in New York 1971.07.06.
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