When creating this piece I was reading a lot of inspirational books and exploring different avenues in my life. I was watching T.V. and saw a medical commercial with a heart beat going across the screen. I immediately came up with this concept. I went to my Mom’s work and I asked to be hooked up to a heart machine so i could get a read out of my heart beat…I was to calm so it didn’t really register any real profound dips in my heart beat. Thankfully. So I jumped up and down to produce more movement. I knew I wanted to have an irregular look to the heart beat. As in life, nothing is regular. I wanted this piece to speak to people in such a way where it would provoke you to go after what you truly want in this life.
This piece was originally sold back in 2013 and I was able to re-acquire it after the original buyer passed away. This is probably one of the closest, self portrait paintings, I’ve created.
I was attending a funeral and a friend of mine came up to me and asked me if I think I could paint this pic he had on his phone. He has a place up north and on one of his trips out into the woods he found himself lying on forest floor looking up at the trees. The calmest he felt looking up at the trees was something he wanted to capture. This piece took a long time to paint because I kept messing up the layout of the trees and to cover black paint, with white, was daunting. Many times I had to paint and repaint areas. Many people, when seeing this painting, have told me it reminds them of a Rorschach test.
This was one of my four paintings where I specifically painted portraits for a Gallery showing. The theme for this call for art was Portraits.
This was one of my first times entering into a Gallery showcase. I’m very fascinated by how woman “get ready” to go out and how they can look beautiful in any setting. The glasses seal the deal on how I imagine a movie star preps for the camera or just a night out.