Up Side Down 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, January 2014.

Up Side Down is a painting I conceived while thinking about a person who is holding on to a rocket, which is spinning out of control. There are many ways to look at this piece. I signed the painting on the down side so the painting is on its side. There are pair of hands that are grasping tight onto the wild rocket. I originally wanted the entire rocket to be red, although through the process it ended up being blue. I knew I still wanted to incorporate the red somehow so I wrote the word rocket in red with a paint marker. This painting includes the colors orange, blue, white, olive and pink. There is a style of art I applied to this piece where it looks like pink brains are dripping from the head, a feature I have included in other works. It is a very technical design that took a long time to execute. From the hands to the direction of the arrow, each decision was well thought out. I signed it one way and show it another, which inspired the title of this art piece. Up Side Down has a face that was very minimally worked on. The overall complexity of the design and placement of the head baffles critics with disbelief that a painting can be so confusing. After I finished painting with a color I added some to the face.

Up Side Down 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, January 2014.