This series of paintings titled Friends of Friends, are portraits based on lesser known/nameless characters in Beatles songs.
The entire collection:
SCUBA is Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson, collaborative artists from Santa Fe,
NM. The duo met in San Francisco in 2007 and started sharing their visual ideas over a
collaboration of hundreds of miniature paintings. As this body of work grew into the
thousands, they began assembling the paintings, side-by-side, into wall installations called
continents. In current works, they continue to explore creative collaborations as a
construction process that embodies individual elements within a cooperatively defined
composition. In 2011, they moved to Santa Fe, NM and ran Caldera Gallery for one year.
During this time, SCUBA curated nine exhibitions and hosted community events that
included web-casted lectures, music performances, movie screenings, readings, a telegram
service and art hunts. Since then, their collaboration has included other local collectives
such as Meow Wolf and Strangers Collective. Most recently, they co-curated a group show
with Strangers called Dispatch, a monumental map of the Santa Fe art world as seen by 96
artists. They re-opened Caldera Gallery in 2016.