Connie Converse Portrait – Ceramic Tile
May 20, 2013 § 8 Comments
This week I wanted to share about a small ceramic piece I made while living on the Thai-Burma border.
It features a portrait of the musician Connie Converse who mysteriously disappeared in 1974. If you love pretty melodies and witty lyrics do yourself a favor . . . you can listen to her beautiful songs and buy her album here.
My friend David Herman of Squirrel Things Recordings remastered Connie’s music and put out this outstanding album of songs that she recorded in New York City in 1950’s. I was involved with the project when photographer Sarah Wilmer and I had the honor of making the Connie Converse album artwork.
When I was living in Thailand I found myself listening to Connie’s music quite a bit. I had made some drawings of her and thought it might be fun to make David and his lady, the painter Sayaka Nagata, a small keepsake of Connie for their shelf. (Check out Sayaka’s painting of Connie Converse!)
Here are some images of the process. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!