Zane The Bringer of Gonzo (Necromancer 5)| 2014 |12" x 12" || Mixed media on wood |Prints available here: http://society6.com/jakekeeler/zane-the-bringer-of-gonzo-necromancer-5#1=45
Zane The Bringer of Gonzo (Necromancer 5)| 2014 |12″ x 12″ || Mixed media on wood |Prints available here: http://society6.com/jakekeeler/zane-the-bringer-of-gonzo-necromancer-5#1=45

I finally finished this piece, and I’m very happy with it. Here’s my punch list of why this piece matters to me:

1. It’s a gift for fellow artist and fly fisherman, Zane Porter – Zane has this Gonzo-inspired work that came to me right when I was thinking, “I need to loosening up a bit..”. Well, inspiration and direction come at just the right times now and then.  Zane and I have developed a nice online friendship, as is the case with so many of us fishy-folk.  We’ve traded work (my contribution is in the mail), done some collaborations, and keep each other informed of art, stuff and things that feed our mutual output.  Follow his work and fly-fishing escapades at Fly Fishing Ruins Lives.

The photo and the Necro - courtesy of Zane Porter
The photo and the Necro – courtesy of Zane Porter

2. It’s 5th in the Necromancer series.  The number doesn’t mean shit to me, but keeping this vein of work going does ya know?  The whole impetus was making work about people I know that fish (everyone one so far has been a cohort, friend, collaborator, fishy-dude that I know); I want to keep the concept of capturing the people in my life as a fly-fisherman, and artist, as much as I wanna draw bitchin’ smallies and skulls.  Necromancer marches on, and I’m stoked that Zane is a part of the path.

That’s all amigos – hope you dig the piece as much as I do.

Tight Lines and Horns High.

 

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