Size: 30"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
H.I. McDunnough played by Nicholas Cage, from the very popular Coen Brothers 1987 cult classic "Raising Arizona". After painting "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski" I started thinking about other iconic movies, more specifically Coen Brothers movies and the first one that popped into my head was Raising Arizona. I choose this scene of H.I. because of the humor surrounding a habitual criminal who continues to get arrested which brings about a love affair with the officer that takes the mug shots played by Holly Hunter. Well you know the rest...
Art and the act of creating has always been of interest to me. As a young child I would spend my allowance on 'How to Draw" books sketch pads, pencils and pens. I was attracted to books and magazines with a sense of humor and satirical aspects such as MAD magazine, of which I collected. Digging through of box of childhood memories I happened upon the book "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", it was then that I realized where my appeal for food based images came from. Like most artists, I started with graphite and paper and it wasn't until college that I started painting and I was hooked. I feel that to truly learn about oneself, one must simply look at the early chapters of life's book.