Monday, May 23, 2016

The American Dream


Recently I was invited to participate in a group show at the Pony Club Gallery in Portland. The show is curated by my friend Johnny Acurso and the theme is "Food Fight." Opening night is NEXT THURSDAY (6/2) at 6 PM at the Pony Club PDX! You are invited!

I figured it was high time I painted a tribute to one of the great loves of my life: ice cream. I've always loved ice cream, but since moving to Portland and discovering the ice cream shop Salt & Straw, my love for ice cream has escalated to the level of sheer madness.

How could I convey the true greatness of ice cream in a single painting? I spent many minutes pondering this important question. For me, the idea of perfect ice cream is now forever linked to Oregon, so I thought I would start with that. Eventually the idea of a giant ice cream in the Oregon wilderness formed in my mind.

In order to make the ice cream as glorious as possible, I decided to add a splash of sunlight hitting the top, as though the ice cream is breaking through the clouds.


From there on the piece went very smoothly, as I piled more and more sweets onto the sundae while humming "How Great Thou Art" to myself.


Let me know if you're going to stop by the Food Fight show!

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