This piece was inspired by ancient German body armor.
The inspiration is steampunk. The title is a play on words from steampunk and a pumpkin which was used to create the background.
The snow speckled exterior reflects the coldness and unsanitary barrier of a prison. The abandoned rustic shackles with dried blood symbolizes Freedom.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chain, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." — Nelson Mandela
Forces of Nature
The inspiration is the elements of nature: earth, water, air, and fire.
Inspired by a sailboat stuck in sand.
Rising of the Phoenix
Two college students from North Carolina abandoned their Jeep. The stuffing was exposed from the front seat. There was neither a bird nor feather images in this artwork.
The burning lava reflects a spirit, who lives in the underground.
Inspired by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. This is my interpretation of his self–portrait and the cavemen.
Inspired by Adam and Eve, dressed for the occasion.
Take the time from one’s busy life, slow down the pace of life's rhythm, and "smell the flowers."
Eye 2 Eye
"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." — Alfred Eisenstaedt
Inspired by Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus."
Inspired by Norse Mythology. Andvari was "the dwarf who created a magic ring and became master of all the gold in the universe." The ring is cursed because it caused death to all who owned it. In Norse Mythology, two ravens serve as the eyes and ears of Odin, who is the "lord of war, death, and knowledge&" (www.Godchecker.com
This Norse goddess was the giant protector of Hadding, the King of Sweden. In one battle, an extremely large black hand strangled her (www.Godchecker.com
). The majestic collar of exposed bones symbolizes her fatality.
Inspired by Norse Mythology. Eir was the Goddess of Healing. The attributes of herbs was only revealed to women. However, in order to communicate with her, "you have to climb the hill where she sits&" (www.Godchecker.com
Inspired by Norse Mythology. Mimir is "the talking head at the spring of knowledge by the Yggdrasil Tree (giant ash tree). He knows the secrets of the universe" (www.Godchecker.com
Keeper of the Garden
Inspired by Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Inspired by "Phantom of the Opera" Digitally Painted (No photography).
Key to My Life
The hand holds the key to my life.
Key to My Heart
The hand holds the key to my heart.
Inspired by my dental surgery.
Inspired by the remains of a horrific fire near Globe, Arizona. All that was standing was the frame of the house, burnt sheets of paper, and chipped dishes strewn across the remaining ashes.
This piece evokes suffering and pain. The focus is to move forward and just breathe.