ART TODAY 09.11.17: William Wray art directed this memorial animation about John and Joe Rauch for 9/11, as their dad narrates – grab a tissue and check it out here

by | Sep 11, 2017 | Art, Art Today, Film


The Rauch Brothers 9/11 video

According to Story Corps, John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service. John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.2 with illustrator William Wray

Influences: What would you like to share with our audience and what effect do you hope to have on us?
I have been influenced by many artistic disciplines, having worked in Comic Books, Animation and Fine art. I think of my work as a combination of narrative, objective and non-objective. Consequently, I don’t fit cleanly into any single category. Like most artists, what I want to do is engage the viewer emotionally.

Back: If you could choose a past literary/art/music movement to be a part of, which would you choose?
The dawn of modern art—I would have loved to have tried to keep Picasso’s influence from not destroying Representational art, but merging with and complementing it, as it did for too short a period of time.

More tomorrow…

Outstanding Awards won by William Wray
Placed: 2008 Ray Mar contest
Grand prize winner: Create Better Paintings
Finalist: Art Kudos International Art competition
Honorable Mention: LAPAPA Best of Plein Air 2008
Artist Choice Award: San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival 2006
First place: Art Interview Magazine: Second Quarter 2005
Second place: 1st Annual 2005 Riverside Plein Air Paint-out

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If you missed William yesterday? Click link below for introduction:

ART TODAY 09.10.17: Colors by William Wray with introduction by Chris Bonno