Fo Yo Sorrows (40x30", Aerosol, Acrylic, Houspaint, Krink, 2010)
Fo Yo Sorrows (detail)
Ayo! Here are a few pics of my latest project 'Fo Yo Sorrows', inspired by a Big Boi song of the same name off of the "Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty" album. The song features the legendary George Clinton and one of his layered, funky, grinding analog basslines, as well as a verse from Too Short and some bumpin' Organized Noize production. I tried to do something new and take a few risks with this piece because what inspired me about the album was how Big Boi bridged diverse sounds from new and old schools to create a unique blend that referenced his work with Outkast but still stood on its own as a solo album, and to me was an instant classic.
Although I'm happy with this piece and the direction it represents, if I had to redo it I would definitely go at least 50% bigger - working on this small of a scale made the aerosol portrait part of it unnecessarily difficult, especially considering the level of detail I was looking to reproduce. Big Boi - "Fo Yo Sorrows" video feat. George Clinton, Too Short, and Sam Chris after the jump!