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Junichiro Tanizaki praises the beauty of shadows. In his view, the eradication of shadow, the over-illumination of any space is a travesty.
I paint shadows. In the light of our world I paint shadows.
And in a blatant contradiction these shadows are projected by light. With a brush and paint I describe shadows by layering pigment on paper. When the shadows are formed they are digitized and disseminated by the internet. Reaching viewers all around the world by light emitting from mobile, tablet and desktop.
This is what I do.
My name is Sunflowerman and I am a Menswear Fashion Illustrator. I am a nomad. I feign intellectualism. I love coffee.
I'm currently in Wilmington, Delaware, a place I have come to love. My wife and I are hosted by a wonderful family. Grounded in hard work and education. Lovers of life. Gardeners, world travelers, generous givers.
They have shared the beauty of this area with us. Wilmington lends a sense of privacy, of wilderness in urbanity. The wondrous growth of trees and flowers and bush isolate the pockets of residential, commercial and industrial.
Many years ago the Du Ponts spent their wealth (and continue to do so) in the cultivation and preservation of natural beauty. Upon their many vast estates they built magical mansions and developed intricate displays of natural beauty. There's Longwood, Mt. Cuba, Winterthur and Nemours.
Nearby is the Brandywine River Valley where the heart of American Illustration was born, which began the Golden Age of Illustration. Producing the great American artists Howard Pyle, Frank Schoonover and N.C Wyeth and influencing the work of Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell.
Despite the political turmoil in Wilmington's local government and the 'Murder Town USA' label there is more to love about the Wilmington area than to hate. Including the proximity to New York, Philly and D.C.
VINTAGE HAT BY STETSON USA / VINTAGE SHIRT BY RALPH LAUREN. / JEANS BY ACNE STUDIOS. / SHOES BY NOAH WAXMAN. GET IT HERE.
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SUNFLOWERMAN SKETCH FEATURING NOAH WAXMAN SHOES.