Story Behind "A Blazing"
Posted on August 08, 2014 | Posted under A Blazing, EMT, Fire, Firefighters, Viz Art Ink
In 2014 was approached by a local Carlsbad firefighter at my gallery regarding drawing a firefighter piece. I told him I would need some experience, knowledge and motivation to create something for that subject matter. On February 17, 2014 I had the pleasure of working a full 24 hour shift with the Carlsbad Firefighters at Fire Station 1. I went on all their calls, rode on the fire trucks and ambulance, ate and slept in the firehouse and shared many stories. It was an experience I will never forget. It truly made me realize how amazing these guys are and that they are all willing to give up their life to save another.
"A Blazing" was drawn live at Disney's WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney in the month on May in front of thousands of onlookers. This was the first time I've drawn in front of people for this amount of time. Customers had an inside look at how Viz Art Ink was created from start to finish.