Jungle Oculus Tondo - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo - Private Painting Commission Installation View
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo - Ceiling Installation View.   Footnote:    While currently installed on the wall, "Jungle Oculus Tondo" was conceived of (and engineered) as a  ceiling-mount painting . Inspired by Rome's many breathtaking ceiling frescoes, this commission reimagines the ceiling fresco as a portal to a tropical, jungle canopy frontier. The tondo will eventually transition to the ceiling in its next chapter...
       
     
       
     
       
     
  Jungle Oculus Tondo - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo - Private Painting Commission, 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

  Jungle Oculus Tondo - Private Painting Commission Installation View
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo - Private Painting Commission Installation View

  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission, 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission, 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission, 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission, 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

  Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission , 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo (Detail) - Private Painting Commission, 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame. 2017-2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

  Jungle Oculus Tondo - Ceiling Installation View.   Footnote:    While currently installed on the wall, "Jungle Oculus Tondo" was conceived of (and engineered) as a  ceiling-mount painting . Inspired by Rome's many breathtaking ceiling frescoes, this commission reimagines the ceiling fresco as a portal to a tropical, jungle canopy frontier. The tondo will eventually transition to the ceiling in its next chapter...
       
     

Jungle Oculus Tondo - Ceiling Installation View. Footnote: While currently installed on the wall, "Jungle Oculus Tondo" was conceived of (and engineered) as a ceiling-mount painting. Inspired by Rome's many breathtaking ceiling frescoes, this commission reimagines the ceiling fresco as a portal to a tropical, jungle canopy frontier. The tondo will eventually transition to the ceiling in its next chapter...

       
     
Complete Time-Lapse: "Jungle Oculus Tondo" - by Peter D. Gerakaris

View the full process behind creating "Jungle Oculus Tondo", a large-scale painting commission for a private collector in Los Angeles, CA. For more context on this project & the commissioning process, join Art and Seeking for an in-depth conversation between the artist and collector: https://youtu.be/CknsjrPgQL0

       
     
Art & Seeking Interview w/ Peter D. Gerakaris, Part II: The Artist & Collector

Join Art and Seeking Founder, Lizy Dastin and artist Peter D. Gerakaris for an in-depth dialogue with one of his LA-based art collectors. In this interview, they discuss everything from why the artist loves the tondo format to the artist-collector dynamic, plus an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse of the “Jungle Oculus Tondo" commissioning process.