"Hometown" Surrealism Art Piece. A Look Within.

"Hometown" Surrealism Art Piece. A Look Within.

  Hello everyone. Today I will be sharing some insights on my latest painting for sale called "Hometown". This 24" x 24" acrylic on canvas is anything but ordinary. Here are a few things that came up during the painting process that I would like to share with you all.

  Arguably, the most time I spend when creating a new painting is working with the idea that I am trying to bring down from source to share with the world. The idea itself does not always come with a clear vision and sometimes getting these bits of fragmented concepts on a canvas can be a bit challenging. This painting was no exception.

  Let's take a look at the main attraction of this artwork, which is this snail creature with a home on its back being led by a fairy. When we look at the home, I had the idea of an ornament. The branches hold the home together as the fairy leads the way to a different world. When crossing through this unfamiliar place, we see coral flowing down a stream. I wanted to create the environment of both, not so obvious underwater or above-ground atmosphere, to let the viewer make that determination. As we move further down the painting, we see this soldier firefly coming back to a destroyed home. I use the crying moon eye to convey both loss and intuition. While it may shine and lead the way for the fairy, it also harbors despair for the little bug. I guess the fairy must know a thing or two about the inevitable change and adapting to what comes next. 

  "Hometown" can mean many things to many people. This is why art is so subjective. Find any narrative and it will fit within the art piece itself. This is just a little piece of what came to mind when painting ideas from source to canvas. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the artwork.

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