A really crappy digital rendition of something cool…I hope


I want to share a piece that I’m currently working on. I have been slowly getting it going, bit by bit. Yeah, so I had an arm over here, a stomach over there, a disembodied head laying on the shelf…If my landlord came in, he might have been a bit frightened. Then again, he’s probably already a bit frightened of me.

Anyway, I plan to start painting the panel tomorrow. It’s 16″x20″. For me, it might as well be a mural on the side of ummm…something big. It’s huge. It’ll be great. I’ll probably screw up a thousand times before I’m happy with it.

Oh and yeah, that’s his heart in the balloon wanna-be (but those will both be glass in the final piece). I’m curious if you view that as an uplifting concept or a disturbing one, or both. For me, this piece is multi-layered and has meanings within meanings. I may share more details in the future, but I’d love to hear your opinions/thoughts first. Will you comment? the comment section is over there—> at the top in minuscule writing. Or maybe you can just click on the title of this post.


  • I get the concept “heart takes flight”. It’s a very cool start and I’m sure the finished piece is going to look awesome!

  • If the question is “uplifting or disturbing” I say…why chose one. Why can’t it disturb you… in that it makes you stop, drop your toast, and think…whoa, what’s going on?…then uplift you to some deeper personal link you may find in this work, a memory, an emotional and visceral “been there/ done that” in your gut… I love it…but then again I love your work and you probably had me hooked at “a really crappy…”
    Can’t wait to see it develop.

  • As with all your work Pipyr, you continue to amaze me. I love this one also!!!

  • I haven’t been to LE in a while due to a lot of caregiving with my husband after two very intense/invasive surgery’s. This caught my eye, he is holding on to his heart after quad bypass, his body is so thin like this guy, he has talked to me about everything being the last time he might do something. We are good with this, as good as possible. You captured something here that touched me. Your work is very thoughtful and amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  • Thank you all for your comments so far. It is so powerful to hear your reactions to this piece. I am so touched by your thoughtfulness and sharing.

    Donna, you made me tear up. I’m so sorry to hear about what you and your husband are going through. You will both be in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing that with me. It means more than I can say.

  • It’s lovely – but personally I love the work that you do with color. This guy (gal?) is fascinating and your ability and creativity are wondersome; I’m curious to how it would look a little less “muscular” in hue, with a wilder color scheme.

    Thanks for sharing, your work is always inspiring!

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