Written in the Stars

"I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream".   -Vincent Van Gogh

No. 3 of my parallel series to Running of the Bulls taps into my fascination with the wonders and eternal beauty of stars. Written in the Stars tells the story of my passionate quest in search of my true calling in life by connecting the my past, present, and dreams of the future. Life is composed of a series of moments, determined by fate and altered by our actions. The relationships we hold with others further intertwine these webs of moments and propel us further into this journey of life. Day by day, we reach towards the stars, connecting points until we have created our own constellation of success. 

Written in the Stars was composed using a variety of acrylic and spray paints to achieve an expressive and textured piece. A deep and energetic backdrop was created with layer upon layer of blue hues, glossy black splatters, and iridescent accents. Each point of stark white paint represents stars, the moments in life which are connected with the world around us. Finally, the bull skull is a representation of me....all of us...fighters for dreams and lovers of life. The skull was rendered with layers of rose gold, yellow gold, and glowing neon pink spray paints to resemble the glittering images of galaxies. Contrastingly, It pushes against the canvas edges attempting to break free from physical limits. These limits are the ones that we choose to place on ourselves, for life is meant to be pursued as freely and vast as the universe itself.

A Modern Story

As an artist, I have experimented with an endless variety of styles, mediums, subject matters, and palettes. Art has the power to transform, evolve, and open windows to views we have never seen before. 

Running of the Bulls will have a parallel art series that offers a more modern version of my story. Where as Running of the Bulls is characterized by saturated, refined, and immensely detailed compositions, this 2.0 series succumbs to a carnal passion reflected through paints, drips, splatters, crooked lines, and vast canvases. 

Below is No. 1 of the series. A large white canvas, symbolic of the beginning of my life, layered with a mapped out bull in graphite below an unrefined neon pink graffiti bull, and crowned with a veil of rose gold abstract roses. 

Stay tuned to see how the story continues to unfold.