About The Painting:
“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.
Have you ever felt like you gave every piece of yourself to someone until there was absolutely nothing left, only to never have it reciprocated? There are some people in this life that no nothing more than how to take, while others that know nothing more than how to give, until there is nothing left. Are you a taker or a giver? How much do you have left? What are you willing to give? Would you give everything for the one you love...until you are nothing?
Lately I've been feeling like I have almost nothing left in me. I've been chasing a dream my entire life that nobody else can see but me. Though I may have almost nothing left, I will give everything that is or may be left in my pursuit of that dream. I will squeeze out every last drop until I see what nothing really looks like. If I don't make it, so be it. I would rather die trying than not know. I would rather fall short going after everything I have ever dreamed of than deliberately stop short and live a mediocre life of comfort because I'm too scared to take the chance. You must initiate that risk. You have to jump. If you don't, the end is a forgone conclusion already. Giving everything is the only way you will ever truly know how far you can go and what's inside of you. It is the only way you will ever truly know yourself. Until you do, you already are nothing. Only when you reach that level of emptying the tank 100% and having nothing can you truly become everything.
-Better to be nothing, having given everything, than to be everything, having given nothing...
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Original 48in x 30in: $10,000 (SOLD)
Hand-Signed & Custom Embellished Giclees: Available for 4x listed retail prices of standard canvas option
*Custom sizes are available. Shipping and payment/payment plan terms vary for originals and custom orders. Black or white floater frame available for custom orders. Add 25% to custom giclee cost for floater frame.
A giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a high-end and upscale fine art reproduction. Each giclee is custom created just for you and stretched on a 1.5" stretcher bar.
In the giclee process, the image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with UV inks onto archival quality canvas. An ultra-fine stream of non-toxic water based ink, more than 4 million droplets per second, is jet-sprayed onto the canvas. This produces a combination of over 3 million possible colors resulting in prints that are lush and vibrant with the look and tonality of a fine art painting. A fantastic advantage of giclee printing is that the digital images can be reproduced to almost any size, giving me the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Giclee prints have gained worldwide acceptance in the art community and can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris, displaying works which cannot be allowed out of the museum cellars and would otherwise never be shown to the public.
Take a canvas giclee, give it a little extra love, make it one-of-a-kind, and you’ll have an artist enhanced giclee. My artist enhanced giclees are custom created and painted specially for you. I hand-embellish each one of these creations with paint, adding brushstrokes, textures, and pops of color. The paint really brings the giclee to life, adding bright and vivid energy. There is nothing like it. My artist enhanced giclees are the next best thing to my originals and at a fraction of the cost. Each one is hand-signed by yours truly.
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Standard Canvas Features:
Gallery quality canvas print displays vibrant artwork that is built to last. Printed with HP Latex Inks that are fade resistant. Inks are water based and solvent free so rest assured there are no harsh chemicals in your home. Assembled with 3/4" thick wood frame and glued wood core stretcher bars.
All canvas prints are wrapped and shipped in fitted packaging
• Ready To Hang - Mounting hardware comes attached.
• Leveling Bumpers Included - For wall protection.
• Semi-Gloss Print - Increased vibrancy of artwork.
• Beveled Wood Stretch Bars - Make frame less noticeable on front of canvas.
• Industrial Strength Staples - Ensure a tight fit that is sure to last.