Martin Thomas Smyczek II's avatar Martin Thomas Smyczek II

A Tribute to Jazz, through pastel colored bus passes. "Jazz" is a 3 part piece consisting of 3 equal sized canvases (18x24) painted with black acrylic. The images of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie are produced in mosaic fashion through used bus passes. Each pass was hand cut down through visual reference, pasted, then clear coated to the canvas. This entry has taken approx. 225 hours and untold bus passes — all of which I personally used to take the bus to work over the course of a year and a half. The colors used are an attempt to capture the sound of Jazz, though a visual stimuli. Offering the viewer a chance to see the sounds of musical creativity.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: Approx .75 inches
  • Medium: Bus Pass Mosaic, on black acrylic painted canvas.
  • Width: 24 Inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 18 Inches