Miami-based visual artist Patrick Willard, aka W4, creates unique art with his personal collection of thousands of rock concert ticket stubs, backstage passes and VIP laminates, which capture a million magical moments from a lifetime spent traveling the world as a music journalist and television personality.
“These artifacts reflect thousands of unique musical events that collectively trace the arc of my personal and professional life”, explained W4.
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Each of the artist’s creations is printed as a series of 8, every piece is signed and incorporates W4’s treasured concert tickets, backstage passes, hidden hippos, various symbols and a trail of Hindu writing. “I like the Hindi calligraphy, it means ‘World of Lyrics’.”
The artist has works on exhibit in Miami's Wynwood Arts District and West Palm Beach's Cultural Corridor.
Check out select pieces at The Box Gallery located at 811 B Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The gallery is owned and operated by two of South Florida's most respected art icons, Rolando Chang Berrero & Gary Kroman, featuring emerging and established artists.
If you're in Wynwood, head over to Blank Canvas Gallery to enjoy select artworks of W4's on exhibit, located in the heart of the district at 46 NW 36th Street in Miami, Florida 33127.