I read this book a few years ago titled the Moral Landscape by author Sam Harris, In it he considers there to be a "hypothetical space representing human well being which encompasses all human experiences. The peaks of this landscape are the heights of prosperity, and the valleys represent the depths of human suffering". Ever since I read that it got me thinking about what that might look like visually. What would my own personal moral landscape look like, with it's own peaks and valleys, and how would it interact with those around me?
This is an original oil painting on an Apollon Elephant birch panel.
My fascination with hands led to this 72" x 36" acrylic on wood piece,
There was an art show titled "12 Inches of Sin," and although my submissions weren't accepted I'm still very proud of these pieces. They highlight the diversity of my friends here in the City of Brotherly Love, and more specifically, a group of people that live, and in some cases, thrive on the margins of the mainstream. This is mostly by choice, but often times out of necessity.