Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Big Cartel Site Now Active!

I'm proud to announce the opening of my long-awaited web store. I'll be selling a limited selection of prints and other hand crafted items, all beautifully printed and packaged as in the above image.

Please stop by johnnydeckermiller.bigcartel.com to peruse the selection. More items will be added soon.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 Mural Completed!

Pleased to say that I put the finishing touches on my mural for Lollapalooza 2015 yesterday! I'm so happy with how it came out. The real magic of the piece, will "come to light", so to speak, when night falls, as there are hidden elements that have been painted with a glow-in-the-dark coating.

The shipping container that the mural was painted on will be dropped off near "Perry's" EDM or electronic dance music stage. My piece celebrates the primitive and ritualistic origins of dance as a conduit for ecstatic and trance states of consciousness. Imagery of drums, serpents, human bones and droplets of fluid serve as archetypal glyphs that hint at the arcane and ophidian roots of the ancient rites of rhythm. 

If you're going to Lolla, please be sure to check out the mural, as it's much more effective in person. And don't forget to also view Heather Gabel's beautiful piece on the flip side of mine. Her piece is the silvery, feminine and lunar counterpart to the gold, masculine and solar aspects of my piece. It was an honor to work alongside her on this. Special thanks is again due to Johalla Projects for giving me the opportunity to do this public work. 

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lollapalooza Mural Renderings

Hey everyone, I'm happy to announce I'll be working on a mural for this years' Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago alongside fellow "nightside" artist, Heather Gabel. Many thanks to the folks at Lolla and Anna at Johalla Projects for making this possible.

 Thought I'd share a few of my ideas as I just got the go-ahead to get this project going. One of these will be painted on a 10'x40' shipping container and dropped off at the "Perry's" EDM stage. Be sure to stop by and see it as well as Heather's piece on the opposite side.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Activate 2015: NIGHTBLOOM Update

photo: Jennifer Catherine
So happy with last weekend's massive Activate event that I was asked to participate in! My mural "Night Bloom" was viewed by nearly 3,000 people who wandered into the immersive environment that was the Sullivan Center alleyway in Chicago's legendary Loop district.

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Many, many thanks to Anna from Johalla Projects and Tristan from the Chicago Loop Alliance for helping me to bring my work into existence and, ultimately, to the public. I hope to be working with both of them in the future!

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photo: Joshua
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