Amalgamate: The Art, Design & Exploration of Blaine Fontana
Amalgamate is the essential Blaine Fontana monograph, crammed full of his instantly recognizable paintings, sketchbooks, installations, sculptures, murals, mixed media works, and design projects. Fontana deftly maneuvers between the high art and street art worlds, armed with the technical skill he picked up at Otis College of Art and Design, as well as his post-high school years spent throwing up graffiti in the streets of Seattle and Portland. Amalgamate draws from Fontana's roots growing up on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, and integrates his rough-edged woodwork, sculptural explorations, influential color palette, and dynamic use of space in order to explore the dynamic imagery surrounding the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore, and current social dynamics. Fontana has extensive experience in the design world and recently founded his own design agency Fontana Studios with his wife Eugenie Fontana. Amalgamate features an introduction by poet Derrick Brown.