Size: 25"W x 25"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2011
Ready to Hang
This piece is one of my favorites from 2011. It's about finding and loving someone who loves your beauty but understands your flaws and loves that part of you as well. Hopefully together, although flawed, you are united in your passion to hold all of it dear and help each other through this crazy world. Sometimes finding someone who loves and accepts you feels like your last hope to continue to see the beauty in yourself, and for that reason, it feels like a rescue. However, it is a mission because making that kind of connection work and last is not always easy.
I’m an entrepreneur, quality management/assurance consultant to the Fortune 500, an artist, writer, and professional speaker. I have degrees in biological sciences and quality systems engineering. I’m the author of five books, and my art has been represented and shown by galleries in key US markets and abroad. My technical and creative accomplishments may seem unrelated at first glance but they all draw from my ability to utilize both sides of my brain to quickly find connecting dots in chaotic scenarios, both situational and visual. I grew up in an emotional mess and survived by actively searching out “dots” I could connect and use to move forward. I ultimately succeeded through a combination of grit, determination, and risk-taking balanced by logic and creativity. Now, I continue to search for beauty, logic, and meaning in chaotic situations and images. This focus coupled with my education and experience informs my ability to design creatively (painting and writing) as well as on a process level (quality systems) as applied to both the corporate world and life in general. My paintings are generally a blend of acrylic, ink, and pastel. I use my fingers for the majority of the work. I work intuitively with a focus on color and composition. Galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, California, Louisiana, Italy, and Central America have represented and shown my work. It has been acquired by two Italian museums.