Size: 40"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2012
Ready to Hang
I prefer drawing over painting. Yet, paintings are more desirable in the art world. I have a deep appreciation for both. So, I began blending the two media. What then does the piece become? A painting? Or, a drawing with paint added?This was one of my first attempts at making a rebellious statement against the perceived "painting are more valuable than drawings" bias. In this piece, I wanted to emphasize the movement between the paint and the graphite. In short, both forms cascade from the edges and appear to welcome each other in space. This panel is unframed yet ready-to-hang with pre-installed hardware and has a stainless steel bolt at each corner of the unpainted 2" border which not only lends an industrial/architectural look, but also doubles as the mounting hardware. Each bolt end is capped with a colorful rubber end cap to prevent unnecessary wall damage.
Born on March 5, 1974 in Pennsylvania, I have been fascinated with art since childhood. Throughout grade school, I spent much of my free time filling the pages of my composition books with comic book heroes, cartoon characters, buildings, landscapes and abstract drawings. I maintained my fascination through high school, which is when I began to affectionately call my incongruent drawings "asymmetrics". During my senior year, my art instructor supplemented my art history instruction with unrestrained experimentation with every type of media that was available. Through this experimentation, I acquired a much greater appreciation for the visual arts. Today, I approach my artwork with the same youthful freedom and experimentation. Each piece still starts with an "asymmetric" - sometimes a series of them. When the sketch matures, I can fully visualize the artwork on a larger, more colorful scale. Then, the real work begins! Thank you for exploring my art.