Howdy Sport Fans,
Update: I must have been channeling same vibe as Paul, the Octopus from Oberhausen Germany, when I made this painting, chosing red vuvuzelas and opting for a yellow tweety. The octopus apparently was predicting winners of the various soccer matches and ultimately selected Spain in the world cup. Me, I just started a painting in red and yellow about 3 weeks ago. Anyway, Spain won in OT or something like that.
This Binary Bird painting is because of you. For weeks Vuvuzela was listed as one of the top 10 trend words on places like Twitter.com, all because the annoying little horns were omnipresent at the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa-or so I have been told. Vuvuzela has been suplanted by LaBron James and assorted Harry Potter characters, but by now you’d have to be living in a cave not to know a) the Soccer Championships are going on b) what a vuvuzela is because of a).
Naturally I followed the United States team (or at least DH did) until they fell out of contention. Today, when I went to pick up my lamp from fellow artist, JA Jure, she told me all about some Spanish guy with a lot of hair (Carles Puyol?) making a spectacular play against the German’s yesterday to advance Spain to the final. Me I don’t watch so I can’t say for sure. I do not have the sports gene. However, I do love pop culture and right now Soccer is pop and therefore Binary Birds fair game.
Back to Vuvuzelas-since it was the word of the day for so long, I, like the rest of the connected world had to find out what the heck that was, given that a do not actually watch soccer, and of course why everyone was talking about vuvuzelas. Immediately a Binary Bird image sprang to mind. I have finally finished painting it before the World Cup tournament ends, so without further ado, I reveal Vuvuzelas.
The painting features my trademark yellow tweetie, with a football, and a background of red vuvuzelas. The binary across the bottom translates as “Vuvuzelas.” Initially I though about making the horns assorted colors (like red, white and blue ) but it made for a very busy picture. I chose red because I like the color and for no other reason. The fact that Spain’s jerseys are that color is purely coincidental. I am sure several other teams sport that color as well. As for the tweetie I think he is conveying, “Hell Yeah!” just fine.
If you would like to find out more about Vuvuzelas or perhaps buy it, check it out on its page on this website. I hope you like my Football inspired Binary Bird.
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