Colour Test Illustration 02: Gish Family Portrait.
So here we have the little Gish nuclear family. You're already familiar with Chelsea and Millie, but here are their parents; Alain Gish and Clover Gish.
Alain is a film director, primarily, although he's also the editor, storyboard artist and screenwriter on some of his films. He was born and raised on a farm in New Zealand before moving to Wellington in his late teens in order to attend film school. More details on the progression of his film career will be supplied at a later date.
Clover Gish is a musician and composer. She was born somewhere in the USA. Her musical career started in a band called Miss Machine, in which she was one of the two primary songwriters. She played guitar, keyboards, supplied various samples and sang lead vocals in that band.
Nowadays Clover works mainly as a composer for various creative avenues and endeavours, such as films and experimental music theatre. She also plays shows as a solo artist here and there.
A young Alain and Clover first met during one of Miss Machine's lengthy North American tours. Alain had been hired by the band to film a documentary of this tour, y'see. And that's just about all the detail I shall go into about that at this juncture.
I composed this picture as though it were a photograph taken of the family posing in what is part of the foyer of their home. The Gish family live in an old nineteenth-century house, which is full of all manner of things. I'm currently drafting up the floor plans for the house, so Tom
and I are both well aware of the layout of the house, its grounds, all its nooks & crannies and such. A fairly complicated and time-consuming task, as it turns out. Lots of fiddling with fiddly shit.
But here's a wee glimpse of the house anyway.
As for those two paintings on the wall, you can find out more about them here [link]
and here [link]Chelsea and Millie are © M. Jaimz Sims and Thomas D. Szewc.