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14"x 21", acrylic on wood

Original available: $500.


yellow, poetry, paper, insect, wasp, realism

I would define my style as modern classical. I’m interested in life’s little dramas. Using allegory and symbolism there evolves a suspension of disbelief. Drawing the viewer in and along a storyline. I’m interested in tapping into the collective unconscious so each individual viewer forms their own personal narrative from the piece. I strive for a contrast between a calm and uneasy with a pensive quality: the instance before the event…
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  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 5 years ago

    amazing work of art as always, joe…. love the writing in the background…. would love to read it…. : )

  • the back ground is a poem written by Bobi Jones…… …really added to the piece….oxoxo

    – Joe Helms

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful painting great imagination, LIZ

  • oxoxo

    – Joe Helms

  • Rachel Leigh
    Rachel Leighalmost 5 years ago

    pretty cool! nice work!

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughalmost 5 years ago

    Wow – that’s stunning!

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryalmost 5 years ago

    Totally amazing from top to bottom. I like wasps too.

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesalmost 5 years ago

    straight-up awesome, Joe!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 5 years ago

    great work!

  • sadeyedartist
    sadeyedartistalmost 5 years ago

    Wow. The painting is excellent but the writing and painting in the background is what makes it.

  • Sadeye….Hey, I just noticed you are from Baltimore. Have you ever been in the Mt. Royal Tavern? I painted the ceiling in there….it seems like a long time ago :)

    thanks for your kind words

    – Joe Helms

  • Joe Helms
    Joe Helmsalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks all

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

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