Superbowl XLVII - PIANO 2014

FINALLY! I get to talk about THIS!!!! 

Yes my friends - if you read that article, you read it right - a piano I designed & painted, along with high school students from Sing for Hope's educational programs, will be at THE SUPER BOWL!!!!

 

 I designed the top & front around Times Square.  The piano lurking in the background was designed and painted by Jessie Jo Warner and her parents, Kurt & Brenda Warner (yes, NFL  Kurt Warner  and no, I did't get to meet him)

I designed the top & front around Times Square.  The piano lurking in the background was designed and painted by Jessie Jo Warner and her parents, Kurt & Brenda Warner (yes, NFL Kurt Warner and no, I did't get to meet him)

I worked with 11 students from Sing for Hope's arts education classes. The NFL requested a New York themed piano so I had each of them tell me what their favorite part of NYC was and why. Using source images of the places they chose, they designed (singly & in teams) compositions of those places, transferred them to the sides of the piano & painted them (most of them in under 4 hours).   I connected all of their pieces with silhouettes I added of people going about their lives.  The NY masses! People watching was an activity mentioned by a good half of the students and, as it's one of my favorite activities, it seemed appropriate to have the piano crawling with people.  Here's some pics of their work (click on the images for a full view):

Since all of them were such rock stars, I decided they all needed to have their faces on billboards in Times Square - or at least on my piano version of Times Square.  So I painted all of their portraits on the top of the piano.  I painted 13 portraits in TWO DAYS! That's a personal record for me.  Here are some detail shots (click to expand photos):

The piano has already been moved to the IZOD center (where the NFL pre-game party/concerts will be held) .  For all of ya'll who are actually going to the Superbowl, it will be right at the front entrance of the IZOD Center so, go say hi, take your pic next to the piano and send it to me!!!! I'll post them here on the Superbowl Piano page.

Stay tuned for more updates!  Thanks as always for checking in :)