Description Eleventh in a series of paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a Memories Eternal theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work - 'Trying Too Hard' - was inspired to common aspects of ambition shared by birds and men, wherein more adornment can net success. Hangs in Westfield, N.J. Actual size of 30x40'.
Matthew Leaper, Westfield, NJ Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement I utilize art as means to express concepts that words cannot fully define. Each piece is created within a "contemporary comic" form of popular art that is inspired by a combination of Andy Warhol and the Marvel Universe with the reflective beauty of stained glass windows.
Please contact me at ML[at]matthewleaper.com for commissioned works. I utilize a lot of metallic and translucent paints in original images, the dynamic beauty of which, by design, does not always translate in jpeg.