Together We Are Separate

Battle of the Senses Series, No. 30

  • Size: 14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
  • Substrate: Canvas
  • Medium: Acrylic

For the most part in this collection, the structure of Mickey’s head has not been altered in any sense. Except for the Mavrides piece in where I changed the eyes. I did however want to experiment with the separating of Mickey and connecting him at his ears, and furthermore RECONNECT him through a monochromatic rainbow.

This piece is about color deficiency.

Despite having severe cases of photophobic responses to light and hemeralopia as a child, which is a direct result from my faulty cone receptors, color deficiency NEVER was an issue until people made it an issue. I had it primarily from my teachers in art school, however… my biggest critic was myself. Especially when it came to my initial launch with Disney a few years ago. Immersing myself with the school of professional artists whose names echoed in the fine art halls of “The Mouse” was quite intimidating, mainly because they could utilize color far easier than I could and has a renowned style . I felt separated by them on my own insecure accord, but quickly attempted to rely on my own body of work to prove myself within the division.

This piece is about that. The dichotomy of the self. The act of being separate while remaining together.. The pulling and pushing of ones inner struggle, and the ultimate battle for peace of mind.


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