For every idea a business of any kind has, they need to “sell” their project or product to investors or the customers or the company’s boss. To do this they need a written business plan but equally important they need to SHOW what they envision. To do this the skills of a Conceptual Artist is needed.
Architects often use scale models of their buildings they want to create. Toy companies need prototypes of their toys to show what the finished product will look like after production. Theme parks, playgrounds, visitor centers, traveling exhibits, history museums, science museums, water parks, aquariums, all use sketches done by a Conceptual Artist to convey their visions. The sketches they generate are the fastest way to convey the goals of the project and to build excitement about it.
As many of you know by now, I personally have undertaken a project called the Cactus Drive-In. It is a new concept idea using the giant screen from the closed De Anza Drive-in and relocated to another location in the future here in Tucson. My group’s vision for this project is to have a walk-in, bike-in, drive in created in a style reminiscent of the 1950’s when the drive-ins were the most popular.
This Cactus Drive-In will be much more than just as drive-in but will become a community entertainment center. To convey our ideas and interest others, a local artist with the needed skills volunteered to help us. He and his wife love the drive-ins and believe like I, that it is a unique experience to enjoy and should be available for future Tucsonans. That artist’s name is John Kelly.He has created all the projects stated in the second paragraph above and then some.