Little Savannah Restaurant & Bar is excited to exclusively be featuring the artwork of
Tracy McKay of McKay Studio, located in Birmingham, Alabama through out the restaurant.
Getting to know Tracy:
“My mother was a R&B singer out of Florida with a band called ‘Bobbie and the Blue Notes’, detailed, thorough and oddly enough, a southern bell. My father was an ex-Navy, martial arts instructor, dive master, Jack of all trades, part time preacher, rollin stone sorta of a guy, always picking fights or saving lives. I am the result, a mutt, an athlete and self taught artist with strong background in counseling/ social psychology.
As an artist I just paint, I just follow my gut...
My methods are crude integrating roofing paper, found objects, resin, paint and sometimes clay. I trust my impulsiveness, layering various mediums with my hands and work knife. I don't pay attention to formal rules or structure but go in the direction of my emotions and intuition as they are transferred into shapes and color.
I am constantly fighting a conventional need to plan out my work. I understand that there is a relationship between the mediums I have at hand and how they come together to express myself... I try to create something that is both ‘ abstract and understood ’.
The subject matter usually combines familiar elements of architecture, physics with connectedness, desire, fears, influence and relationships.
Things that Influence my work...
- contrasting elements in music
- feeling lost
- Prodigy, Skrillex, Lucinda Williams, Leonard Cohen
- belief systems
- social dynamics
- self reflection
- red wine
- opportunities for awareness