Piano Information:

"Laurie" — by designers: Chris Bigalke and Julia Skerry


Photography by: Benji Vuong

Photography by: Benji Vuong

LOCATION:

(Off the street)


On her way to her forever home.



DESIGNER:

Glowdeer –

Chris Bigalke &

Julia Skerry



MUSICIAN:

Laurie Anderson



SPONSOR:

Harold Goldstein



We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This baby grand piano design was created as a collaboration piece between local painter and graphic artist Chris Bigalke (aka Glowdeer) and painter and visual artist Julia Skerry. We infused both of our talents and styles to create what we thought worked best for this particular style of piano. Our vision was to bring together elements of the esoteric along with vintage victorian and art nouveau style encompassing a contemporary feel that was both bright and fun as well as interesting and engaging to look at for this project. We wanted to create art that was bold but at the same time also looked like the piano could have been originally created this way.

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Chris Bigalke
Glowdeer is the graphic art and design work of Chris Bigalke. Founded in 2008 and based in Portland, Oregon. The central focus is geared towards music-centric work while working closely within the Pacific Northwest music scene. A one-man studio working with local businesses, music venues, bands, record labels as well as national companies for posters, album art, identity branding, website layout, and more. 

www.chrisbigalke.com

 

 

 

Julia Skerry
I am a painter, photographer, and mixed-media collage artist based in Portland, OR. For the latest updates on new work, sales, shows, and other announcements, please follow me here:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/skerryart
Instagram: @juliaskerry
Twitter: @skerryart

 

Namesake Musician: 
Laurie Anderson

"Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, making particular use of language, technology, and visual imagery. She became widely more known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave....

"Anderson is a pioneer in electronic music and has invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows...."

 

Wikipedia: Laurie Anderson

 

Sponsor:

Harold Goldstein

 

ABOUT PIANO! PUSH PLAY!

We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.

 

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