598 Eastland Road Berea, Ohio 44017

March 9, 2012

New Country-Self Portrait

Portrait of the artist from his freshman year at high school. He had wanted to play football but the school board would not allow it (for fear of him becoming blind!). He was discouraged until one day his art teacher brought an album of violin music into class. The music had really empowered him with hopes for the future. The white drippings represents the grace of God.

Acrylic, cardboard, lenses, paint tubes, steel triangle, magazine and newspaper clippings, cotton shirt and violin.