My very first painting like..ever was a black and white piece titled: “Self Portrait”
I went out of my way to name it this way because I just happen to be a joker, goof, goofball, comedian, and artist all at the same time. I honestly was hoping that were would be a day where I would be at a gallery where it was being displayed and someone would say: (stroking their chin in interest and curiosity) “is that how you really see yourself?” and of course I would confirm that yes, that was the case. (even though it really was not).
Since I already was obsessed with UFO’s, Aliens, Science Fiction, Black and White B-Movies I made the decision to move to my next painting and create a Alien version of an iconic piece of American Art. “American Gothic” by Grant Wood instantly came to mind. Little did I know back then The familiar image that most people interpret as a Farmer and his wife, holds the distinction of being the ‘most parodied’ painting in History. With painstaking time on detail “A Martian Gothic” was born.
The iconic house is on fire, (if you knew me really well you would know this would have been a given) there are flying saucers in the background, the male alien is holding a three pronged trident looking object, and (my favorite part) the female alien has a very slight smirk on her face. It has been shown in 4 art shows, has always caused a buzz of interest and comments, and will always be my favorite piece of art that I have created.
Because its my favorite the first two times I showed it I absolutely had NO intentions of selling it. It was NOT for sale and that was the end of that discussion. Until I finally got around to taking some halfway decent pictures of it that I can now sell Prints of. 8 x 10 Prints are only $20.00 each. Please use the form below, include your name, email address, and put “A Martian Gothic” in the comment section and I will email you details on how you can own a copy.