2007 Bas-relief, acrylic on white pine.
I did a lot of hand carving in 2007 about a year after serious accident that had left me in the hospital for 10 days. It was kind of theraphy for me to try and strengthen up my right arm and hand again. Its funny how even great pain can’t keep an artist from doing creative work. This piece is special for me as it was kinda a turning pointing in my theraphy, and even though in great pain, as I refused to take pain killers when I worked as I wanted my head clear…as there is no high like a natural artistic high… with clear head and mind even in pain.