Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
She is desperate and heading for the ocean with a bag on her shoulder. However, we see another person already in a water far back struggling or swimming. She has a choice to join him or help him. Stark paint colors are oppressing our central figure as well as the composition itself are squashing her head. She looks as if she is going to end her life. But the hint of her facial expression suggests otherwise. Making positive choices in a bleak situation is a central theme of this piece.
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.