Size: 44"W x 60"H x 2.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
'When I Grow Up...' is meant to evoke the feeling that we have as children that anything is possible. Even as adults we continue to hold onto our inner child and all the dreams and aspirations. I wanted this painting to reflect that. Is the child in the painting a little boy, a little girl, a woman? It is up to the viewer to decide.
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.