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The Lizard King

16.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.8"D

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Christopher Cascio

KINGS PARK, NY

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: modern portrait, psychedelic, expressive, icons, jim morrison, portrait

Media: acrylic, graphite, pencil, charcoal on paper, canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.8"D

Year Created: 2016

Morrison has always been an intriguing figure to me. When I was a child, my father's weekend ritual was to fill the house with the sounds of The Doors. We would then sit on the front porch, under the sun, while Morrison's voice—in songs such as Celebration of The Lizard, L.A. Woman, The End, and The Soft Parade—boomed behind us.

This piece began several years ago as a sketch, which I've since mounted onto stretched canvas, sealed, and renovated with charcoal, acrylic paint, graphite, and colored pencil. There are a some small, slight waves in the paper, which I've chosen to leave exposed as they enhance the texture and movement of the piece. Mounting hardware is affixed to the back of the canvas' frame, and the image is wrapped all the way around, making it suitable to be hung without a frame.

My name is Christopher Cascio. I am a painter, illustrator, English professor, writer, and editor based in New York and Pennsylvania. I specialize in portraiture, but work with whatever subject matter and media that captivates me. I do take commissions, and thank you for visiting my portfolio.

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