This personalized Christmas gift is created from license plate. The wall decor is a sculpture in the shape of a guitar that tells the story of the family that commissioned Peter Geiger to create the artwork.
When people see my license plate art their wheels start turning. A lot of my clients are music lovers, and this is how they get to combine their love for music and art.
They take their favorite song or band and mix it in with the things that they love to create a unique piece of wall art that speaks to them.
Here's the wall art I created for one of my clients from Wisconsin who is a Pearl Jam lover. He asked me to combine his love for Pearl Jam and the Green Bay Packers to create this unique license plate artwork. One of his favorite songs is Release by Pearl Jam. I featured it down the neck of the guitar sculpture. On the bridge is a phrase from the song, "I'll ride the wave." The band members of Pearl Jam are from Washington so I used vintage Washington state license plates to create this piece. I placed the letters "PJ" around the body because Pearl Jam uses this as a symbol in most of their artwork. I mixed in the Green Bay Packer colors as spacers between the letters to highlight my client's love for the football team.
The Stickman, a symbol immediately recognized by Pearl Jam fans, is prominently on display in the center hole.
Let me know what you think of the piece in the comments. If you would like me to create a unique piece of art for your wall, drop me a line.
You learn something from everyone in life. From these people, I learned how to give back.
Three years ago, I started helping Ray and Erin Evernham with their charity Ignite when Ray, a client, needed some artwork for his annual charity auction. He's a car guy from New Jersey with a racing background. My artwork has helped raise money for this important organization. It really makes me feel great to know that I can make a difference and help out.
I created this piece for Erin and Ray when they recently celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary and Ray's 60th birthday. The license plate art represents their love of racing and the states they are from. They have two kids featured on the sides and a shamrock represents Erin's Irish heritage.
It's a custom, personalized gift that represents a milestone and special occasion. Best wishes to this couple.
My artwork is always about my clients and their lives. So when I get commissioned to create a unique gift for that special day -- in this case to celebrate a wedding -- it's always a reflection of the road the couple traveled.
This custom wedding gift was ordered by the groom for his bride. The bride was in the US Air Force in Alaska and loves nature and all the wild life associated with that state. The groom has very a specific nickname for his bride, "My Angel," and requested that be featured prominently along with his favorite saying "I love you more."
They were both originally born in North Carolina and wanted that mixed in but he requested that Alaska be front and center. He also said his wife had a tattoo of the Alaska flag and stars.
I used the Alaska gold rush tags on the face because the blue used in the plate is a very close match to the US Air Force blue. The sides have the Carolina tags and the center is the bear for her love of wildlife. The top features their wedding date and the Alaska flag is just like her tattoo.
The sides of the wedding gift feature the wedding song "Green Eyes" as well as the bride's birth date.
I think their story has transformed well into a personalized piece of art, and you can see that in the final piece.