The day the Cirque comes to town, the parade rides down Main Street. It's an old tradition. The crew spends 24 hours getting the parade line and floats ready. Here, they are setting up the Fat Lady Float and hoisting the Star above her head. These are the most elaborate floats ever made.
I am working this year on a body of work that personifies America as acrobats, jugglers, Ringmasters, and balancing acts. Right now, I am working on studies for the characters in these scenes. The sketchbooks are taking shape and I am thinking of taking this to the level of a graphic novel. But right now, I just want to paint. And I am working to find my voice. I would love it if you would follow my progress here. Feel free to comment!