SLUG has long been a fan of Mr. Whipple’s work; he designed our coloring-book contest and cover story for The Cramps (a gruesome pirate cover!) and he, along with artists Jason Jones and Xkot Toxic, presented SLUG readers with our first ever comic strips. “I have been part of the music scene longer than the art scene so it was natural to help out,” Whipple says. A humanitarian, Sri recently donated several pieces of his art to a fundraiser SLUG hosted for Valley Mental Heath last January. “I knew that it not only was for a good cause, but that people that I respected would be buying my work,” says Whipple.
Local bands have sought out Sri’s talents for years, asking him for artwork and designs for t-shirts and album covers. “I love working with friends,” says Whipple “ I want to put back into the music scene because I love music and what it has given me.” You may recognize Sri’s work on The Wolfs or Glacier album covers or a Vile Blue Shades T-shirt. Since Sri is such a diverse artist, his commissioned work is in high demand and can be found in many predominant art collector private collections. His work has been on display at the Kayo Gallery, Unknown Gallery, Circle Lounge, Utah Arts Festival Gallery and Aphelion Studio. His latest work is set to show at the James Anthony Gallery in June as art of a group show.