Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2016
What would Marylin Monroe do with her smartphone? Why, swipe left on Tinder and laugh as she did it! This piece is the first in my series exploring the impact of technology on love and life.
The piece is layered watercolor on canvas. Each layer is set in enamel creating a smooth, fluid appearance. Also, because the paint sits above the surface the piece is brighter than your typical watercolor.
I have always viewed artists as people who have a unique perspective of the world that they share with us. That the art is the culmination of keen insight and rare comprehension of who we are and where we're going. Guideposts along the dimly-lit path of our lives as mere mortals. That view, I have come to realize, does not apply to me. My art is not the result of great insight but the process of my own self-discovery. As such, I begin each piece with hours of contemplation. My goal is to capture an emotion, a perspective, or simply the ideal of something into a single image. So, I sketch. And re-sketch. And re-sketch some more. As the concept develops I let it marinate in my mind. Then, at long last, I paint. My hope is that a small handful of people will connect with my work, whether for a few seconds between finger-swipes or years to come as owners. Should you chose to donate wall space to my vision, please know that I am both humbled and ecstatic.