Diver UP! Yankee Edition

Artsy Editors
Jun 26, 2014 3:58AM

This mixed media piece on the wall behind me has evolved greatly since I took the original photograph in Ibiza, Spain in 2005. I wanted to mix the industrial copper and bronze deep sea diving helmet with the soft female body. Keeping the women anonymous within this juxtaposition lets the pure thoughts & emotions of the viewer to expand within. The flag that I painted behind the image sets a political tone but leans greatly toward the freedoms of American women. I see this piece as classic Americana. Since initially painting the USA flag on my first artist proof in January of 2012 I have been commissioned to paint 15 different national flags renditions that are hanging all over the world. The day will come when I contact all my collectors for a retrospective "Diver UP!" show. :)

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