Osaka-based American artist DAAS was involved in a special art project for the Takutsuki City Council last Sunday. He created a “Color by Numbers” canvas and encouraged passersby to select a number from a box and then paint the corresponding number grid on the canvas. The result is quite cool. It’s legitimately a DAAS piece (the geometric style) that is also a unique collaboration with the community. All pics are mine, of course, *Except – the final pic showing the final piece (looks great!) is from DAAS’ Facebook page. *Also important to note is the exceptional gray grid on the canvas ~ that was my contribution. The art world is welcome. :-)
I asked DAAS why he chose the bird-piece, “Migration.” He said:
This design was originally part of a larger one done for a mural in Toride (near Tokyo) which did not get accepted. It was supposed to go on a highway overpass and thus inspired by travel and movement, hence the title “Migration.” When I was asked to do a mural for Takatsuki station, I immediately went to that previous design and reworked it a bit. It’s a painting that I have been wanting to do for almost a year now and finally got the chance.
16nov14. Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.
11nov14. Koyasan, Japan.