Subject Tags: future fashion, fashion, faces, one of kind, gifts, for her, for him, freedom of expression, equal rights, lgbt, african-american, african american man, series, 1997, classic film, places and spaces, planet fhloston, comic style, character, sci-fi, fhloston paradise, storyboard, colorful, chris tucker, ruby rhod, fifth element, the fifth element, fanart, film-lover, portrait
Size: 24"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"Film Spirit: Ruby Rhod, as played by Chris Tucker in the classic film 'The Fifth Element' released in 1997. 'The Fifth Element' is one of my all-time favorite films, and if you have the DVD and haven't watched the special features, do! It was the special features that really rooted my admiration for this film, and Chris Tucker taking on the character Ruby Rhod. In this painting, I didn't just want to capture Chris Tucker's portrayal of Ruby Rhod, I wanted to capture the dedication of the visionaries to refine the look and feel of the film long before the reels started rolling."- M.E.
"Aloha! My name is Mandy Elliott and I'm a self-taught Vango Artist originally from the Space Coast of Florida and now residing in the Heart of Virginia. Creating isn't just a passion for me, it's a part of me. I come from a background of artists, musicians, mechanics, engineers, and carpenters. One thing we all have in common is an ability to imagine something and then make it real. Some of us also share the ability to understand what others imagine and make that real. We are inventors and innovators. It's those skills which got me through a troubled home we called "Hells Gate", and gave me success in the corporate world from Sales to Escalations Management. None of that fulfilled me though, and I had to ask myself why I limiting myself when I could unleash myself into something I love? Art. I'd been creating and selling my Art since 1998, but in 2010 I dove in to the part of me that creates from the inside and found my preferred medium is paint. I've showcased in Melbourne Florida, Orlando Florida, Historic Kissimmee Florida, Cincinnati Ohio, and since September 2016 I have Artwork in an Earth Art collection in Space, courtesy of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. #WeTheExplorers ... I watched NASA launch shuttles from the Cape, viewed from my back yard as a kid, and now I have Art in Space. I'd say my life is complete but... creating Art isn't something I can just turn off anymore. I am a Painter." -M.E. ______________________ _______________________ [[ All artworks protectively sealed, ready to hang, professionally shipped with a certificate of authenticity (CoA), Artist Pamphlet, "Talking About Art is Hard..." greeting card to give insight and talking points about your specific painting(s), and a hand written note from the Artist. Sometimes, they also include surprise bonus art, and/or discounts on commissions! Just because. :) ]]