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I am a self-taught, modern day surrealist, heavily influenced by my all-time favorite artist, Rene Magritte. I paint ideas. My goal is to paint the impossible, or at least, the highly improbable. With my paintings, you can always tell what's going on, you just don't necessarily know why.  

I always wondered what God looked like.

I thought that was the apple. Or maybe the snake.

Is Adam on the right or the left?

Thank you!

Thanks, Steven. It's nice to get anyone to discuss anything in relation to my paintings on here!

You are correct in the expression but I think you are nitpicking and not seeing the big picture. Standing on a tree stump that has been cut down is a symbolic statement about the de-forestation that is taking place in the U.S. and around the world.

Thanks for your analysis. Your overview seems to be more about the title of the painting than the painting itself. That said, anytime I can get anyone talking about my work, that in itself is an accomplishment. Me and my little doppelganger thank you for your thoughts!

Interesting take on this painting. I would love to hear what you have to say about "Hot Garbage"!

The color is actually called "Neon Pink", though it seems a lot more red than pink. I didn't do anything to enhance or change it but perhaps the 'hotness' of the color was too much for my iPhone to manage. I'm starting in on a second in this series - not of trash cans, but rather, simple, everyday objects that so many of us take for granted but that maybe I can open some eyes when viewed as a painting rather than just reality. Warhol has always been my favorite Pop Artist and when I play in that realm, it's fun to be mentioned in the same league as him so thanks!

The color is actually called "Neon Pink", though it seems a lot more red than pink. I didn't do anything to enhance or change it but perhaps the 'hotness' of the color was too much for my iPhone to manage. I'm starting in on a second in this series - not of trash cans, but rather, simple, everyday objects that so many of us take for granted but that maybe I can open some eyes when viewed as a painting rather than just reality. Warhol has always been my favorite Pop Artist and when I play in that realm, it's fun to be mentioned in the same league as him so thanks!

Wow, John. This one kind of comes out of left field. (Maybe that's why you reviewed the painting featuring the Rawlings glove as well.) The whole point of this painting was to deal with Perception/Reality. There was a Rolling Stone campaign a long time ago based on those two words. Simply put, sometimes, things are not as they seem. And when you look a little closer, there's more to the story than you may have first initially thought!

Thanks, John. Fun review of this painting.

John, thanks for your insightful review. The title of the painting does indeed come from the book - as well as the movie. I enjoyed both. My work is heavily influenced by Magritte. This is the first time I've seen my work referenced in regards to Leonara who had her own distinctive style.

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