Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
The sky is crying. Historically humans have often thought of the weather as an emotional metaphor. The Greeks would obviously go as far as to assign personalities to mother nature. When it's sunny, mother nature is happy, but in the case of a thunderstorm she can also be angry, however in this piece she is sad and melancholy.
I was attempting to capture a mood in a surrealistic way. Perhaps the loss of innocence. I try to paint like I dream, and/or I simply pour out emotional hieroglyphics. I don't always know the meaning behind the metaphors, but I'm sure it means something, images from my subconscious mind. I just paint what I may happen to be feeling at that point in time, and if it speaks to you you can assign you own meaning to it, maybe you're interpretation is true.
This original was painted in acrylic on 16 X 20 stretched canvas. Sides of canvas are painted black. Two clear coats of varnish have been applied over entire surface for protection and longevity, producing a lush gloss finish. Comes with HangZ flat mount hanger (installed) on back ready to hang out the box. Hangs flush to the wall.
Thank you for viewing my art!
When it comes to painting, I consider myself more of an expressionist, although at times I may also dabble in pure impressionism and abstract art.
I draw inspiration from the masters like Van Gogh, Monet and Munch. However most of my inspiration comes directly from the natural world mixed with my own personal life experience and observations of the human condition. In short I simply paint subject matter that inspires me. May it inspire you as well. For at the end of the day this is the job of an artist, to inspire. Above all my sincerest goal remains the pursuit of pure artistic truth.
'A painting is a picture of something; however art, IS something! ' ~ Unknown
'All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.' ~Mark Twain
'Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.' ~ Groucho Marx
'Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!', 'woob-woob-woob!', 'soitenly!' ~ Curley Howard of The Three Stooges.
A native of Savannah Ga, David Ussery discovered his passion for art and drawing at an early age. While his grades floundered throughout his grade school years, the back of his test sheets were often converted into random doodles. Often the target of flying chalkboard erasers in a vain attempt by nuns to make him pay attention in class, David was far more interested in creative pursuits. David would spend the remainder of his teen years producing commissioned art for local business and clients in his home town. Although having no formal institutional training, David did receive first hand lessons from local professional artist in his hometown, and has studied extensively the concepts from artist such as Sergei Bongart. In the 90s David moved to Orlando Fl to pursue a nutty childhood dream of becoming a Disney animator. Unfortunately not long after settling in Orlando, Disney permanently closed the Florida wing of their animation studio. To pay his bills and contemplate a plan B, David then took up a job working back of the house in a restaurant of a local resort. Late one night as he was departing work, he witnessed a guy sitting in the lobby at a concession stand sketching portraits. As David stood there in his company smock smelling of lard and covered in grease, he said to himself "I can do that. I think I would rather do that." To make a short story shorter, David then got a job as a sketch artist. Over the following summer he literally drew hundreds, if not thousands of tourist from all over the world, including a few celebrities here and there. Since then David has been making his living as an independent artist, through original art sells, private commissions, solo exhibitions and as an independent contractor for the Disney corporation. He draws inspiration from the masters like Van Gogh, Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Renoir and Picasso. However most of his inspiration comes directly from his own personal life experiences and observation. Evoking emotion, while at the same time, leaving the viewer something to ponder. To him that's when art is really doing something, the mixture of emotion and mystery. Favorite quotes : "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” ~ Pablo Picasso "Find what you love and let it kill you." ~Charles Bukowski "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." ~ Salvador Dali "Without Deviation from the norm, Progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa "Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" ~ Curly Howard of the Three Stooges