Bridget Griffith Evans
The Maryland Istitute College of Art
I’ve been exhibiting and selling my work all over the world since 1990 and currently show regularly at the Sadler Gallery in Milwaukee.
My work can also be found on my website:
GuitarTown guitar – “The Kangaroo”
My piece is both inspired by Les Paul’s guilelessly titled “The Kangaroo”, an instrumental which went to #25 on the Billboard charts in 1953, and children’s board books.
Since having my daughter 22 months ago, I’m surrounded by the images of happy squirrels, monkeys, and bears all ceaselessly counting and reciting the alphabet at a manic pace. And, it doesn’t stop there, everything sings, picnic baskets, tea pots, purses, you name it. The ABC’s are currently the background music of my life. That being said, I’ve discovered a lot of really beautiful, well designed smart children’s books which I’ve been able to take inspiration from. I thought it would be fun to paint my guitar as if it was a page out of one of these books.
On the front of my guitar I have painted a kangaroo with dots and stars, elements that I’ve used in my own work throughout the years. The number 15 is on the front representing the birth of Les Paul in 1915, as well as the title of the piece, and his initials. The whole body of the guitar has been covered with several coats of paint and sanded to capture the era in which this piece of music was created.
The back of my guitar displays the title of the piece as well as my signature amongst dots and stars.