Chris Martinez and Odero Ajamu or cXo described to me a violent underground scene in a club or basement where people people are banging into each other. The lights are flashing and the walls and floors are covered in mold, dirt, blood and graffiti. I translated this description into the following image.
Process: Taking reference images from a music video of them moshing, I recreated shots of them with pastels. Using my imagination to translate blurry low-resolution references into pastel. I combined those with texture of old sandpaper that had clumps of wood dust in it that I had left over from my thesis project. I also had photographed images of my basement floor all in the interest of communicating the messy, grungy, energetic sound of the song. Photoshop was used throughout, helping to finesse the image, adding color and bringing everything together.