For the past couple months I have been slowly working on a painting for an old friend from high school. John Benson is a West Point graduate and is currently a platoon leader for the United States Army out of Steilacoom, Washington. John got a hold of me a couple months ago to arrange a commissioned painting with a certain theme attached to it. The painting is about a cleansing and a redemption of humanity through complete eradication. The figure looms over a world that has been raped and drained of all it's beauty and the result will be a clean slate. I was so excited to hear that he wanted a painting with this kind of content and even more pumped to be doing a piece for someone that wanted my style. It is always a breath of fresh air when somebody doesn't tell you what they want you to paint or how they want it to look. John just came to me with the theme and basically said, "go nuts!" He's the man.
Pushing Up the Flowers
Acrylic, Marker, Aerosol