vanstheomega After 21 days straight and clocking up 230 hours of work to get this finished under some extreme weather conditions I can finally say this project for #commonground is complete. Thanks to all the people that gave me encouragement along the way after 12 hour days this really helped get me over the line and helped me push through fatigue, sea legs from spending all day on a lifter and exhaustion. A special thanks to my bro @epykbg for helping me out on the first few days on the geometry and for the laughs. The title of this work is Hemispheres and is a representation of the masculine and feminine. In a perfect world there is balance of the 2 even through they are completely unique they each hold the key to each other. The mother and child represent the 2 hemispheres of the brain amongst the supporting energy of the geometry which is close to mirror but not quite. The child represents the future and is holding the knowledge of past and present which is symbolised by the colourful top he wears. The patterns, geometries and colour all contain information and are keys to a balanced life. Thank you to Roberta and Pauly for being my portrait models and to the residents of common ground for all the well wishes and support. #7stories #radelaide #Adelaidecity @ironlak @sugarartistacrylics #TMD #F1 #GM #vanstheomega 44min

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vanstheomega Portrait 2 on the #commonground city apartment is complete. Pic of the entire wall coming soon. #vanstheomega 2d

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vanstheomega Portrait progress at #commonground #adelaidecity without the windows showing you would know this is 3 stories high 6d

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vanstheomega @aspiremagsa got a nice pic of me working away just before the sun went down. #commonground 1w

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vanstheomega Time to go in on the portraits and let the geometry set the background mood. The work is titled #Hemispheres What looks almost identical as an Image can have significant differences in terms of output, creativity and ability. This represents each side of the brain- masculine and feminine alike. The idea is to find the balancing point between them, expand and grow so that we reach a maximum potential.
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vanstheomega Taking inspiration from the colours of the Pilbara region in WA for the upcoming show "Converge" with @bradeastman at the Court house gallery, Port Headland on March 13th thanks to @formwa 1w

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vanstheomega My Boy Tabu got his pose on today. #hotinthecity 2w

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vanstheomega Presented by @formwa as the main event of the #PUBLIC: Art in the Pilbara Festival, 'Converge' is the first collaborative exhibition by @bradeastman and Myself featuring new paintings and installation inspired by the Pilbara's unique aerial topographies and dramatic landscapes. Opening at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery on Friday 13th March 2015. #vanstheomega #Pilbara 2w

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vanstheomega Top section complete. Now for some more details before the portraits drop. #vanstheomega #geometricgonehectic #radelaide #commonground 2w

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vanstheomega Progress. A Lot to do but definitely getting somewhere. #vanstheomega #commonground #radelaide #TOPLINEPAINT @sugarartistsacrylic 2w
  •   artoflisaking Actual; that colour palette is going to make people hungry yo ;) @vanstheomega 2w
  •   gutterphenomenon87 Hot damn. Thats unreal bruzzy! 2w
  •   erinash About how long does it take to complete a building of this magnitude? Just the painting not the planning. notch 2w
  •   vanstheomega @erinash 2.5 weeks total around 10 hours per day. Still a couple portraits to drop in down the bottom. 2w
  •   erinash Okay, wow and just 2 of you? 2w
  •   vanstheomega @erinash 1 week with assistant then I'm solo. Completed the whole top section in 6 days of work. All roller paint with a bit of spray details. Masking every window and balcony. It's been 39degrees while working and pretty windy. A lot of the yellow base colours need up to 3 coats and we have very limited access on a busy narrow street to move the picker. Considering it's moving pretty fast. It's all in the prep and mental strength. 2w
  •   erinash I'm helping put together a new arts initiative in my city & murals are on the priority list for private & public investor$. Reaching out to friends to get a realistic picture of cost, time & long term effects on the city 2w
  •   erinash That is very cold (Cali girl over here, ha)! You're doing a stellar job! Looking forward to seeing your progress. 2w

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vanstheomega You win the Boss car award. #RealAustraliansSayWhat 2w

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vanstheomega Can't wait to ride this little pretty. It's been a long time coming that I got back on a bike but the wait is definitely feeling worth it after seeing this today. Repost from @volkhano Thanks boys for doing such a great job on this @large_father #1968BSA 3w

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vanstheomega Next project is starting to shape up. Going Geo before a couple characters start to merge into the background. #commonground #vanstheomega Big thanks to @epykbg for being my right hand man on this one 3w

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vanstheomega Took it way back to 93 tonight for party sake. #hadtobethere #vanspiece I picked a bunch of colours that reminded me of all my favorite colours as a kid growing up @ironlak #belairlinebackwhen 4w

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vanstheomega 2 sides to every story. I've been waiting a long time to collaborate with my Shifu #Chun He is the real deal and has been perfecting his skills with oil, charcoal and other mediums for 40 odd years. My turn to keep flexing on this piece. Look out for a show mid year when I have more time to be indoors. #vanstheomega #shifuchun 4w

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vanstheomega Detailed section of the latest collaboration with @bradeastman #vanstheomega #Pilbara #topographicstudy 4w

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vanstheomega Our first studio collaboration is coming along nicely with many more details to come today with @bradeastman This work will be on show mid March in WA with @formwa #vanstheomega 4w

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vanstheomega INAMORATA Group show
The feminine spirit of “Inamorata” is skillfully captured by 11 incredible artists: Amandalynn, Hueman, Lady Mags, Helice Wen, Joshua Lawyer, Melanie Alves, Houston Berry, Monty Guy, Jet Martinez, Vans the Omega, and Annica Lydenberg. Combining alluring illustrative figures and abstract emotional images, these works express the fluctuation of intense feelings that enrapture a person’s mind when they’re entangled in the power of love. Don’t miss the chance to meet some of the artists and to become enchanted by your own inamorata at the Opening on Thursday February 5th, 6:30 – 9:30pm at 1AM Gallery San Francisco
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vanstheomega Putting the bones down on a new collaborative work with @bradeastman 1mon

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vanstheomega Massive thanks to @est__mmxii for all the support during #wonderwalls Port Adelaide. Lovin these sunglasses 1mon

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