Peace State 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, March 2014.

Peace State expresses a feeling of getting away from regular life and venturing off to an unfamiliar world, where simple things escalate to the troubles of everyday life. In a world of fantasy and realism, one’s dreams are as expressional as their lives. People may see this painting and notice the word struggle, and think that it is about an actual struggle. It is about freedom and overcoming situations that life has to offer. This painting is laid out like a map where the bad weather approaching over the hills is causing a stampede. There are many random subjects in this piece which I envisioned in a dream, such as a violent storm that is overcoming the mountain side, causing a stampede; which reflects a struggle. The black figure taking a shower represents forgiveness, the blonde girl means enjoyment, the red barn shows relaxation, crummy houses symbolizing violation, and dogs protecting the houses. There is a chicken coop that appears to spell bacon. I didn’t use a paint brush once on this painting.  Peace State is like a desert scene which involved mountains that I was looking over when a giant storm was about to roll in and bring havoc to my situation.

Peace State 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, March 2014.