A painting for indie rock/dream pop band HEAF (Head East And Forgive) for promotional use and album cover artwork on their 2014 release 'Full Bloom'. The colors and subject were used to capture the feel and sound of HEAF's music. Energetic and colorful with a dark and serious twist. The purpose of this piece was to mix both natural and constructed elements together in order to show a working union. The fox, being the natural element, represents the artist's talent and innate ability to understand music. This exists naturally within. The overlapping shapes, being the constructed element, serve as symbology for the man-made tools or methods we use to create art and express ourselves through a craft. Layers of these colorful, attractive shapes are stacked with the purpose of drawing the viewer towards the brazen fox in the center. Like the process of making music, instruments are used to create the songs that draw the listener to the expressive message that's buried within.
Wild Native's photographer, Alexa Liming, is the lead vocalist for indie rock band HEAF (head east and forgive). The band performed early October at Cavo Nightclub in Pittsburgh for the RAW Artists show that included visual artists, photographers, fashion shows, dancers, and more. A statement from bandmate LuReis Smith: "Our overall experience with the RAW showcase was very enjoyable and professional. The crowd was very diverse, and their reaction was much better than we may have initially expected. The diversity within the art forms was intriguing and ranged from fashion shows with models to different graphic artists and painters. A lot of great talent was on display throughout the night. The other performing artists, The WAVE, also had a great show. Their set had some of the better rappers I've heard on the local scene."