A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to experience an entire weekend of Grateful Dead cover bands just a short drive from home. While I was home during a break from the shows, I noticed the sheet on my son's bed had a huge unrepairable rip in it. I often look for "signs" when I get an idea in my head and want evidence that I should run with it. The gray torn sheet turned out to be the perfect excuse to make a portrait of Jerry.
The portrait is made from 2 old bed sheets, cotton canvas, colored pencil, fabric dye, stitches and love.