Formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan, Jack and Meg White are each major contributes to the American Rock scene. The White Stripes are responsible for creating timeless rock hits and have personally had a major impact on the way I create artwork. Early in their career, the White Stripes found themselves rapidly gaining popularity and decided in order to firmly stand by what made their music unique, they needed to establish a philosophy they could refer back to and use as a recipe for making music and decisions. They believed it was easy to get overwhelmed by too many options so it was decided by their second album they were only going to use a limited number of instruments and chords. This rule of keeping things simple also carried on to their wardrobe choices, only wearing clothes that were red, white, and black and used the same limited pallet for their posters and album covers. By limiting their options, they were able to create incredibly unique music that proved talent isn't in the price of your guitar or how many chords you can play, it's the careful inventive decisions you make that show you are a true creative innovator. Jack and Meg White have made a permanent impact in my life and I often refer to their philosophy of keeping things simple when I find myself overwhelmed and stuck during the creative process.
The figures in this piece were made using Photoshop, and the background elements were drawn with gouache, watercolor, and china markers. The composition of this piece is a reference to Grant Wood's 1930 painting, "American Gothic".
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.