"Chris Cornell"

“Chris Cornell”



We recently lost rock legend (and Seattle native) Chris Cornell. As someone who was born in the 80’s, I was practically raised on Seattle grunge music. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and, of course, Soundgarden were in heavy rotation on my Sony Walkman. So, needless to say, the recent news was incredibly sad on many levels.
If you’re familiar with Chris' music then you already know that he has a unique voice with incredible range, a fantastic writer, and an all-around great artist. So, from one artist to another, I thought it was important for me to honor this person who was such a big part of my childhood.
In this drawing I really wanted to explore the concepts of depression, isolation, and the pursuit of happiness – human emotions that we can all relate to.  A person might have a smile on their face, but you never know the struggles – both internal and external – that they’re facing at any given moment. I really want to capture that notion of “seeing a man’s soul through his eyes” so I definitely be putting a strong emphasis on his eyes as he stares back at the viewer. But ultimately I wanted to create a piece that truly honors Chris and the impact he has had on so many people.
In the end, this tragedy is a stark reminder of the fragility of life, and we shouldn’t take any days for granted. I know I won’t.


This entire piece was hand-drawn with a pencil. The prints are extremely high-quality and the image is so clear that you can see the individual pencil stokes. Each print is 12″ x 18″ in size (which is an ideal size for framing), and is printed on heavy 130# Sterling paper.


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Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 18 x .01 x 12 in

Digitally-signed, HAND-signed

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