acrylicalchemy: “The Up-Side of Down” was insp…


“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during my concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

Featured: Paradise Lost (And Rediscovered). Acrylic on Panel. 24in x 48in. Geometry and rations/irrational shapes have always been one of my greatest and most comfortable tools of communication. This painting is a little bit of Milton’s Paradise Lost with a sprinkle of Dante’s Inferno. Sometimes paradise has to be lost in order to be rediscovered.

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