My plan is to create a series of 16 paintings based on the music of R.E.M. Their music is multi-layered and emotional, with poetic lyrics that are rich in imagery yet allow for open interpretation – perfect subject matter for a visual artist.
The biggest challenge is paring their extensive catalogue down to only 16 songs that, taken collectively, will inspire my best work and due justice to the original music. I started with 64 songs and with the recent cut of “1,000,000” I have narrowed the list to 46.
DJ MJH is taking requests. What song would you like to see included?