The baby, from the painting ‘Portrait of an Artist’, is on the high bank of the cemetery, comfortable and content, oblivious to what lies ahead in the future called life. Although the baby is captive to art, he is also the master. The baby is wearing a shackle on his wrist which is attached by a chain to the red paintbrush. It is a metaphor, as a slave to art…a strong and unbreakable bond between the artist and his passion. The shackle is also a watch with two gestured b
Most believe that Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the most important art shows in the United States. It has been called “the Olympics of the art world” with fairs and events that blow it up to the highest level. This year was no different, and I was there to experience it as both spectator and contributor. Thanks to an offer from the internationally known ‘Flower Guy’, artist Mike DeFeo to paint a massive mural in the Wynwood section. Of course I was thrilled and gracious
During my time at Art Basel Miami, we could not pass up the opportunity for some paste up poster art. We were on N.W. 2nd Ave., between 23rd and 24th streets and thanks to a fellow graffer who kindly shared his ladder, the perfect spot was found. This section, fondly called the Wynwood Art District, was filled with amazing talent. There were so many pieces of artwork, that it seemed to be more like dessert for the eyes, a colorful wonderland. The Pieces The tropical bay sc
This figure is Michelangelo’s sculpture of ‘David‘, but as a contemporary street artist. The David is holding a spray paint can in his hand in place of the sling shot used to slay Goliath, rather this David slays the walls. In the other hand is the roller with a bucket of paste at his feet. The metaphor being expressed refers to the Renaissance as unquestionably a monumental turning point in the history of art. The tower portion of the bridge is symbolic of a classical fl
The window in this scene, is the proverbial “window of opportunity”, but this window is not so easily accessible, as seen in the bars, but the ‘divine light of the future’ on the other side of the window is bright and promising. The cathedral shape design is a reference to the spirituality of the artist and moreover, to his strong interest in art history.