Monday, April 2, 2012

The Hippo Project


The Hippo Project:
A collaboration by
Margaret Almon and Wayne Stratz

 Checking my e-mail one day at lunch I found a note from Margaret.

"Get your representational skills set to go..."  That night we wondered if we were being pranked.  Surely people send artists prank e-mails.  This was no typical house number project~ two four digit numbers plus a butterfly, add a feather, and throw in a hippo.  A hippo, who, what, why?

so we said: OK.  and then we said: How big?  and then we said: Give us some money and we will give you a design and an estimate.

They said 18 by 24,  OK, OK, OK...  and finally "It's beautiful!"


Butterfly design by Wayne Stratz

Blue background design by Wayne Stratz
Golden Eagle Feather by Margaret Almon

Hippo design by Wayne Stratz



12 comments:

  1. This is amazing. This hippo is fantastic.

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    1. Carrie--- thanks for the visit and the kind words. never thought I would design a hippo

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    1. are you telling me you can't imagine what it is all about? OK, I had a hard time too. ;') Though I don't have a full story, I do know that totem animals are being highlighted.

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  3. i find it to be beautiful. so cool how it comes together.

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    1. I am glad I imagined it to be the way it turned out. My first rough rough draft had the elements where they ended up being

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  4. Indeed an unusual combination, but the detail in the feather... WOW!

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    1. Snowcatcher--- yes indeedy! I knew from the beginning that the feather was for Margaret's talents

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  5. You both are truly gifted. I especially appreciate the pieces of pink in the hippo!

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    1. Ruth. Thank you. It was fun searching out images of hippos. Don't think I looked at them so closely before

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  6. Very beautiful....amazing!!!!

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    1. Elise--- Thanks. I hear your new work place is also amazing.

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