L’Humuer Bleue (The Blue Mood) 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board, 2014.

The title of this composition is called “L’Humuer Bleue” which is French for The Blue Mood. It is a self-portrait of myself holding a handgun under the sunlight, which is interesting because it is the only painting I have done that includes a hand, which is considered one of the most challenging things for an artist to recreate. It’s interesting because the one time I chose to paint a hand, I placed a machine of death in it, hinting towards the true meaning of the words inscribed on the piece. The words “Live Evil” were chosen after I realized that the word evil is live spelled backwards, making it appropriate for this painting. It portrays the idea that at times my thoughts are evil. My expression in this piece is carefree, with my face smirking and eyes looking off to the side. The combination of the handgun, which is meant to represent power, combined with the words “Live Evil” generates a feeling of madness. I dressed myself as a Harlequin and made the whole painting blue as homage to Picasso when he was in his Blue Period & Harlequin phase. The majority of paint used on this piece is called Look at me, eggplant and sublime lime. L’Humuer Bleue is one of my more detailed paintings which took months to perfect.

L’Humuer Bleue (The Blue Mood) 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board, 2014.