I paint and draw pop-surreal scenes of self-discovery using an alter ego that I call Melting Man. As a floating mass of fluid abstract shapes, Melting Man is on a quest to unlock creative potential, overcome self doubt, and transform fear and angst into colorful and positive solutions, especially for a world growing warmer and perhaps more unstable.
This Melting Man series is part self-therapy and part social critique; a reaction to personal shortcomings as well as global and social issues. The Creative Excellence Award would allow me the chance to take my work to the next level, creating bigger and bolder works in paint, walls and installation, and hopefully inspire others to focus on positive change.
Thank you for your consideration,