Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I wanted to capture the loss of a piece of innocence through the usage of dim lighting on a abandoned children's toy. Some of the parts are in the trash can in the upper right-hand corner away from the light source.
My formal college-level training started at Art Center College of Design back in 1998. Studying under admired artists such as Scott Hess, Jeffrey Smith, Lorrie Madden, and Gary Meyer was an exceptional learning experience. All of these teachers had one goal in mind: to help me tell a story in visual language. To this date, I still try to incorporate the lessons they taught me into my image-making process. From 2000 to 2013, my artworks were represented by companies such as Disney, Hasbro, EA, DreamWorks, Forever 21, and Mattel. The nature of the works ranged from cartoons to photorealistic renderings within the rules bounded by design theory. By doing this task, I acquired visual vocabularies that satisfied mass audiences in modern popular culture. When I paint, I try to put some of this knowledge into my artwork. Currently, I am in the process of getting my masters degree in art searching for better solutions in the way we communicate visually.