Through The Veil

"Through The Veil" was an Easter Holy Week performance produced and performed by Matthew Moore of Lamp and Light Productions. The show ran from March 28 to March 31, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. The 80-minute performance told the life of Christ through the dramatic recitation of scripture, live musical performances, and live art. I was tasked with the conception, refinement, and execution of 4 pieces of fine art to be replicated and completed during each of the 5 performances of "Through The Veil".

In order to do this, I worked with the producer and the director to brainstorm and draft initial designs and processes for each piece. Then after testing materials on small-scale versions of the art pieces, we practiced the entire performance together 3 times so I would get a feel for how long I would have to execute each piece. Each piece took roughly 2 minutes to complete, as constrained by the musical performance. All pieces were made on moistened burlap using charcoal, fabric dye, and acrylic paint.

I also helped with the construction and deconstruction of the set.

Many thanks to Cassie Whitstone for video footage of the performance.

Candlelight Carols Backdrops

These 12 illustrations were done for Moody Bible Institute's Candlelight Carols, performed December 1-2 of 2017. They were created as digital set pieces for 4 dramatic performances. Each illustration was displayed on 4 LED screens, all of which were 5'h x 4'w, and were viewed behind stage performers in front of a crowd of 1,000+ people.

This project was accomplished on a very tight schedule. After many edits and very thorough communication, I worked with the Stage Director and Event Producer to crank out the finished illustrations in a little over 3 weeks.

All illustrations were done in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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