Hey. That's me up there, in a little apartment in a tiny provincial town in the middle of rural Denmark. The painting I'm working on is called Da Jeg Var, which in Danish means, When I Was.
I love whimsical elements and childish fun and being close by the home of LEGO, it made sense to set the story there. The spaceman character is near and dear to my heart, an eternal explorer who always seemed to find himself in sticky situations, at least he did When I Was young.
On the right is Progress, a nod to my hometown, New Bedford and it's efforts to clean up and become the belle of New England she deserves to be. The city was once the whaling capital of the world, hence the blue, but the true inspiration came from a radio story I heard a few years ago. Apparently there is a lonely blue whale out in the sea somewhere, who broadcasts his/her song at a completely different frequency than other Blue whales. The scientist who monitor that whale are unsure if it can be heard, or hear the other Blues. The utter loneliness of roaming the sea without contact with your own kind, inspired me to create this painting.
Progress - 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, Museum Stretched. 30" X 40"