Caps Art - My Tribute - Michal Neuvirth, Washington Capitals, NHL, 2012
David about the design:
It is always such a pleasure to paint for the Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth. This artwork is a continuation of his previous Caps masks that I have created for him. The design is a so called storyteller design. I love to make the design into a story. Just as on Michal´s previous masks he wants to celebrate his home country and his new home country.
The left side of the mask is a tribute to his home country Czech Republic. He also wanted to pay tribute to famous goalies, so here you find the Czech goalie legend Holecek. And just as before the Strekov Castle from his hometown and the Hradcany Prague Castle and more.
The right side is a tribute to his new home country and in particular his new hometown Washington DC. The classic goalie he wanted to pay tribute to here is the Caps legend Kolzig, and of course you also find the old school Caps logo, and much more.
The red and white check pattern on the chin is also a tribute to the Czech flag.
I just love to do a lot of details, stuff you can´t see from distance, but when you come closer and closer you will discover more and more, and the artwork transforms in front of your eyes.
Thank your for your interest.