Here is a self portrait that I did to try out some different things. It wasn't that well received by Thiel. He pretty much ripped it off the wall and crumbled it into a ball to throw it back at me. hahaha. I thought I would do a more conceptual self portrait on how I feel about this year. I feel like I can absorb in everything like a sponge and produce an image "from the heart." I feel like by doing everything from the heart I am being true to myself and producing art is becoming more fun and exciting everyday.
Below is a self portrait I did my junior year. It was a very crazy year for me so this is pretty much how if felt about that year. I stretched a piece of fabric over wood and the rest is paper cut out that I painted with acrylics and pasted together.
Here is a finished piece for my children's book that I'm trying to write. In the beginning he gets out of bed and looks out the window to see a bright sunny day. He gets really excited, because he gets to go outside and play with his friends. He runs to the door and as soon as he opens it up, its poring. Kinda of a like a typical day in Florida.
This is a mixed media piece. It is an illustration of an article that I found in 'Time Magazine' about Marines in Iraq. The Blue Platoon were being attacked by Rocket Propelled Grenades and watched their comrades die. Even though they had a chance to pull out of Iraq, they wanted to stay to fight in honor of their friends.