Description A pencil drawing concept of the Great Artist being drawn into a vortex tunnel that has a clear path of creative energy flowing toward him (without alchoholic influence) he holds up a glass of wine and has an odd/funny expression in a well desereved break, Indeed he was the most prolific artist of the 20th century, leaving over 35,000 works of art behind in a life time of constant dedication to his work. He is funny and took humor as a construct in his drawings and paintings and is well known for saying;:'When I was a youth I could paint like Raphael but it took all my life to learn how to paint like a child'. He sits on air without a chair in an abstract homage to his genius that defies gravity and the regular weight of most folks. This is an excellent caricature of someone who inspired the world to go to the next level of creativity and made an extraordinary living as an artist - while still alive - which in itself is a great accomplishment.
FRANK CRAVEN, New York City Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement I was born in NYC but grew up in Hidden Hills California (with a horse and pony)
1968 MLK/RFK shot Vietnam etc. My folks took me and sis (Patricia) from the top of Ireland to the bottom of Portugal and settled in Barcelona Spain.
There I studied art with Kieth Patterson and worked alongside the Catalan
artists Carles Briega Bonbon and Salvador Dali to find my own paradigm and school of thought.
I have exhibited at The American Institute of Barcelona and various other galleries,
restaurants, discos and yoga centers...painting wall murals and cielings.
I re-live my italian renaissance lifetime as church muralist and take it to the next level as an ongoing intergalactic ambassador gridding the planet with light and introducing the new merkaba spin, healing mandala art work for hospitals and individuals. Ofcourse I have canvases and sketchpads full of fascinating stories that answer my query about life and the life in between our Earthwalks.
I do not do art, art does me...suddenly I am attacked and find myself in a zone that relinquishes common sense duties, so I don't worry about marketing or professional politics - I make money as an actor, writer, musician and sometimes as an artist but I can only paint when my muse(s) crank a swift kick in my butt. Art does me, I don't do art....