i was mostly inspired by peter max. i’ve seen one of his very large pieces up close in a small living room and was hooked. i’ve always been drawn to vivid multicolor, often on black background in fashion, however, i didn’t paint a thing until some time later.
i started using house paint while i was moving. i had the urge and didn’t know much about canvases so the self-portrait “picassuz” was painted on the back of the glossy that came w/the frame. that was my first crack at it, however i love the saturation of house paint and still use it as i just don’t have the patience for oil.
the cross was intended to be a clock (still called “out of time”) but when finished — and before putting on the minute/second hands — i noticed i’d painted a crucifix and there it stood.
the black backgrounds “bop” and “owl in the bubble gum tree” hopefully will be the first two of a “neon night” series.
i use a lot of glow-in-the-dark, sparkle and squeeze-drizzle paint (not sans pollack) but controlled.
the “elements” collection will be evident.