Candle Wax Stage for Bon Iver
These drawings were created for musical artist Bon Iver’s 2018 tour stage and were made in collaboration with set and lighting designer: Michael Brown.
Merging my drawing style with Micheal’s vision for a cavernous performance space, Candle Wax is built from organic forms reminiscent of hanging moss and ice drifts. I worked from Autocad schematics for the stage and photographs Micheal had taken over years of traveling with the band from venue to venue. (Especially a particularly striking image of wax dripping down a performance stage which gave Micheal the initial inspiration for the concept.) The drawings for the final performance space embody a sense of suspended flow, forming a cave like structure for the band to perform inside.
Live photos of the set courtesy of Micheal Brown & Lee Butterworth.
Initial Sketches: Ice Drifts, Sea Caves, and Frozen Environments