The Cardinal Rule

Okay, so on a scale of one to cool, how cool is this?

A little time ago, I painted an image of an American garden bird.  This cardinal was used on my blog as a starting point for a fancy dress costume, which you can see here.  Little did I realise that a certain Jerome Travis would be looking for just such a picture.

Jerome is a hiphop artist from Kansas working on his solo album ‘The Cardinal Rule’; when, after trawling the internet for the perfect cover image, he happens upon my picture he set out to get in contact with the artist, yours truly.  It’s really great to see my image used in a context that I hadn’t originally planned for it, for the meaning of a piece continues by others’ interpretation of it.  Jerome told me he believes in his music as an art form so using a painted image seemed representative of his musical and artistic values.  Below is the final cover image.

the cardinal rule album cover for hiphop artist Jerome Travis