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NEW ToeHead On Sushi Plate: An Effort For Autism Awareness

ToeHeads & Autism Awareness

by Daric Gill

Join The Ride: Acrylic and marker on Acacia sushi plate
NEW! Join The Ride is a ToeHead painted on an Acacia wood sushi plate. It was purchased by The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, an organization that promotes autism awareness. This piece will be awarded as part of their third annual fall cycling fundraiser.

“The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation was founded to promote autism awareness, education, and research through community events in Columbus. Our goal is to engage participants in the conversation and call them to action while providing an entertaining background.”

[Register here to join the ride]

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NEW ToeHead On Violin: An Effort For Autism Awareness

ToeHeads, Violin, Headless Horseman: Oh My!

by Daric Gill

"The Headless Highwheeler", acrylic and marker on reclaimed maple violin back.
“The Headless Highwheeler”, acrylic and marker on reclaimed maple violin back.

NEW! The Headless Highwheeler is a ToeHead painted on a maple violin back. It was purchased by The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, an organization that promotes autism awareness. This piece will be awarded to the winner of their second annual fall cycling fundraiser. The Headless Highwheeler can be mounted on a cherry base or hung on the wall.

“The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation was founded to promote autism awareness, education, and research through community events in Columbus. Our goal is to engage participants in the conversation and call them to action while providing an entertaining background.”

[Register here to join the ride]

“Who’s your inspiration?”: And The Answer You Didn’t Expect

“Who’s your inspiration?”: My Ballet Of Unlikely Answers

by Daric Gill

The first question an artist is asked upon introduction is, “What type of art do you make?”. This is quickly followed up by, “Who (or what) is your inspiration?”. These are reasonable questions. After all, almost everyone knows what an artist is, but aren’t really sure what an artist does. And certainly they don’t know where we get our ideas. Shoot… sometimes we don’t even know where they come from ourselves.

From experience I know that what I’m about to say is not the answer they are expecting:

My art and inspirations are interdisciplinary. So, by definition it’s not as easy to define. What then?

There’s always a ballet of rhetoric that I have to employ to maintain brevity, but still answer with clarity. The following article offers both the brief explanation of my inspirations as well as a more in-depth description on how I get inspired. And if you’re one of those people who want to know more about your fellow artists, but aren’t sure how to start-up the conversation, hopefully this can help.

[If you’re looking for Tips For Building Your Creative Tool Belt, click here]

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Purple Sister ToeHead Has A Lollipop

The Brothers Get a Sister, And She’s A Cutie!

by Daric Gill

A few weeks ago I debuted The Brothers, seen here. Today, I announce their sister. Like her brothers, “Purple Sister” is another large-scale cut-out made from the top of a vintage secretary desk. Her surface is made from an oak laminate and has been freshly sanded. The original top had some very serious dents and scratches that had to be worked around. Check out the process gallery below.

Purple Sister: Acrylic and marker on reclaimed oak laminate. 33
Purple Sister: Acrylic and marker on reclaimed oak laminate. 33″ x 30 1/2″. 4.22.14.
Purple Sister ToeHead
Purple Sister (detail): Acrylic and marker on reclaimed oak laminate. 33″ x 30 1/2″. 4.22.14.

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