Description Heartflame 2 is a digitial variation of a mixed media piece I created in 1998. I have worked over the original image in Photoshop and produced several alternate visions of this piece.It represents family, love and passion. When there is togetherness all hearts beat as one.
Seitu Hayden, Chicago Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement As a young person I was introduced by my mother to Richard Green, a cartoonist who went by the pen name "Grass Green". From that moment I knew I wanted to do art for a living. I have been a professional commercial illustrator my whole career. I have drawn countless storyboards for ad agencies and art studios. I have also created finished illustrations for magazines, record albums and newspaper print ads. In the early ninties I penciled and inked two graphic novels for Epic comics ( a division of Marvel). They were called "The Temporary Natives" and "Bloodlines". Both featured full color stories of Cathy Grant, a Peace Corps worker in the Central African Republic. I had previously illustrated stories about Cathy for the independent publisher Slave Labor in a comic called "Tales From the Heart" with Cindy Goff and Raphael Nieves the writers. My art influences are diverse. I'm a fan of the work of Jack Kirby, Rex Perry, Pedro Bell, Gil Kane, Dan De Carlo, Thomas Blackshear, Haddon Sundblom,Turtel Onli, and of course Grass Green!