This piece was originally something I was working on for mother’s day, but because of some assignments, it got bumped back. I was inspired by all the beautiful peony blooms that have been popping up at bodegas these past few weeks.
New work now on my website for Columbus Monthly Magazine. I had a really fun time illustrating all the foods at the Ohio State Fair. Check out my site for more info! http://lindseybalbierz.com/lb/?portfolio=fair-games
I’ve been researching a lot about mimetic architecture for a project that I am currently working on. I think it’s fascinating that buildings were once made in crazy shapes, animals, milk bottles, teapots and so many more. It’s something that is not seen very much any more because the upkeep of these buildings are expensive and it’s more expensive to create a building that is out of the traditional architectural scope. The idea behind it was to copy their function or to suggest the object associated with their business. This type of architecture was more prevalent in the mid-twentieth century.
So here above, I was inspired by the real life Hollywood Flower Pot store that stood in the 1920-30s in California.