The Hylian Shield-wielding project of the artist/illustrators behind Always With Honor and Jolby, Triforce Tribute was conceived as a simple excuse to create some Zelda-influenced art but, luckily for you, exploded into a massive show rocking 33 international artists riffing on the residents of Hyrule through paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and even a soundtrack, all of which organizers promise will "appeal to everyone from the casual fans to the most diehard of Zelda lovers", though sadly F. Scott Fitzgerald is dead. What to look/ listen for:
The Art: Work includes folk-artsy wooden sculptures of Link and his habitual-problem-babe, a hush-hush interactive video installation, and a pixelated mosaic. Meanwhile, prints hold it down with shadowy, movie-ish posters from video game art legend Olly Moss, plus another dotted with inventory items like swords and a boomerang, but only because The Distinguished Gentleman DVD cost like 10 billion rupees.
The Music: The soundtrack to opening night will be provided by pixel-pimps Piasa Games, who employ bolder beats to oomph-up 8-bit tunes from the original score (which you'll also be able to score as a digital download). Barnstorming hits include the distortion-heavy Kaepora Gaebora's Message, influenced by Zelda's wise old owl pal!
If you can’t make the show, but still ache desperately for the perfect representation of your love for Ocarina of Time, a deep selection of ltd-ed show prints’ll be available on the Tribute website next week, meaning you can avoid the crowd and still get a tight work featuring the princess and Ganon, aka, the beautiful and the damned.