The last piece “Together We Are Separate” (No. 33), was about the dichotomy of feeling both disconnected and together at once. This was more or less resulted personally from what I can’t see chromatically, and what I could paint formulaically. In doing so, I decided to further the direction (No. 34), and create Mickey in reverse colors (White Mickey, Black Background), and create an opposite to the previous achromatic rainbow, into actual ribbon strips of multiple colors.
As I learned to swim with my peers in the pool of art, I began to regain a sense of clarity and balance. I emerged as a new artist at Disney Fine Art with an arsenal of work, as I had created this multiple piece collection as an initial pitch to be accepted and represented. Being that I had nothing to build on but up, you’d think that I’d have a sense of balance, but that wasn’t necessarily the case. For the most part, I hadn’t been in a collective group whatsoever, and in fact I primarily always worked as a party of one even for my group shows previous to Disney. My work had been kind of the… not necessarily SORE thumb, but a bright eye searing neon thumb in the shows that I had been previously showcased in. I wasn’t an ODD DUCK, per se, just a … FLUORESCENT DUCK. Being that said, I never had much to compare myself to, and I suppose thats where I didn’t grow from my work. When you niche your style, and don’t… really compare or look to compare your work to, you tend to remain stagnant in your craft.