Peter Pagast mural in downtown Kankakee (update 8.3.2011)
First, I’ve had several questions about my own art. Yes. I’m working. As a matter of fact I’m working on a very premium commission right now for Riverside Hospital’s new 50 million dollar addition. I’ve been given 4 pieces and all of them are large. Two are 12 feet long. Two are about 4×4 foot square. It’s keeping me busy. And also I’ve got art show applications underway (I’d rather wealthy collectors just find me, visit me, purchase directly from me at home…but you know Bradley, Illinois is a hard place to find on the map).
Second, Peter Pagast continues to paint in downtown Kankakee. As my previous posts have said, he’s awesome and unlike the quick to visit and quick to leave graffiti artist, Pagast has permission to paint and take his time. His compositional talent, coupled with his old-world ability to combine colors to create shading and depth on a flat surface are pretty much unmatched. If you haven’t visited the wall to see his progression, my only question is, “Why?”
I’ll continue to update as Pagast moves towards completion, so continue to check in.