When Antonio, a friend of mine came by for a coffee at Starbucks, just before saying good bye, he suggested me to enter a proposal for the Building Show. I asked him what was the theme about and he muttered that I should think about a building that fascinates me ….. and somehow, immediately, I just had a crazy thought crossing my mind: Voila, the Pineapple, I mean the Chrysler building.
So, I returned to my studio, and started on drawing and wondering how I came up with that concept. I decided to create my idea into a mixed media Box Art.
The pineapple top is piercing the box through the ceiling.
I searched into my memory and in a flashback, when I was 4 years old, my father and mother and I stopped in
My search about the building, Chrysler and the architect William Van Alen revealed a fantasy inside and out in all materials he was able to invest into the skyscraper, a fascinating idea that illuminates the city and inspires dreamers in the night. He suffered injustice in his lifetime and died in 1954.
I love pineapples and I love the Chrysler’s pinnacle piercing the sky.