Formed in 1971 when a team of soveit geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas, Derweze is a 70 meter wide hole in Turkmenistan. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today, giving it its rightful name “the gates of hell”
Every year Dellas Graphic launches a calendar project called the Frogfolio which led to tons of award-winning pieces in the past 16 years. The past talents include Brad Holland, Etienne Delessert, Chris Buzelli, Yuko Shimizu, Sam Weber, Sam Bosma, Jillian Tamaki, Bill Mayer, Ellen Weinstein, Joohee Yoon.etc. It’s a great honor to have my name be part of the artists I highly admire.
The subject matter is completely open ( as long as there is a frog in the picture), so I took full advantage and had tons of fun working on this piece. Thank you AD Jim Burke for having me on board!!
I remember walking past this wall and seeing the side of a decaying building. Now it’s an impressive work of art. A group of large murals have been popping up along the High Line in recent weeks and they’re all very well done. This one is the most colourful that I’ve seen so far. It’s a much more pleasant image to look at rather than another billboard with an advertisement for something I have no interest in.