acrylic on canvas
This painting is to honor the dream of the musician
and the heart of my dad.
The “wall of dreams” behind Elijah represents his aspirations.
In his vision he flies
He takes hold of the roots of the tree of his creativity.
He welcomes “the road” and all that entails
The swirling symbolism is meant to convey the desire to be heard
The bleeding heart in the tree represents the heart of an artist
sensitive, as all true artists are
He stands before an audience and he plays his love and sings his life
his music finally heard
In honor of dad, I placed a yellow pad of paper next to Elijah
My dad always had a yellow pad next to him…he was always writing
always creating songs
Dad was an amazing storyteller
The crossroads (upper left corner) honor the roots of my dad and his music
My dads favorite color is purple