Monumental Works

Soul of The Hero

“The Soul of The Hero” took me two years to create. This is one of my favorites and most challenging projects. There were so many great moments making it. Usually setting a complex work against the strong light source of the skylight with a blistering California sun would put the work in an unresolvable shadow. In this location the highly polished marble floor was throwing a remarkably even reflected light that put the painting in the permanent glow.

Instead of painting it directly on the ceiling I decided to paint the work on canvases and then mount them which presented own problems to solve.