Oil and blood on canvas 8×8 inches. A highly personal painting about hartbreak.

.Broken was a series created in the darkest hours of my life, and as I teetered on the edge of the deepest despair and heartbreak I had ever felt. I channeled it all into drawing and painting, as it was my only voice.
My father had Died a painful death less than a year before in front of my eyes, and the woman I was madly in love with had broken it off hardheartedly opening up my wounds yet again.
I painted three paintings of broken harts in quick succession with the intent on painting more to express how hurt I was. However the violent reaction I was getting from her as she seemed to think I was exposing her secrets which was not the case made me stop the series at three.

I was born in Chicago on the 02-28-77 I spent my early childhood in San Francisco under the strict yet loving care of my parents. who where Rosicrucian priests.

At a early age i Began to draw using perspective and with lust i tought myself to draw and sculpt.

My parents would never allow action figures or toys that represented war so I began sculpting my own out of bee’s wax and many of the things i resented as a child became the very building blocks of my artistic growth.

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  • Jaeda DeWalt
    Jaeda DeWaltover 4 years ago

    Zeb, the textures are incredible, visually tactile… the rich reds seeping from the heart, the emotions bleeding out onto the canvas – conceptual bliss. Your willingness to expose more of your heart and soul in your art is part of what creates such emotively compelling results. This sears the soul. Courageous and . . .
    A M A Z I N G

  • thank you so much Jaeda it means a lot to me right now

    – Zeb Shaffer

    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

    Oil and blood? Seriously now? Well it definitely works ;) Amazing texture and composition, such a great work really.

  • Thank you Jaeda

    – Zeb Shaffer

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  • Poisonlolly
    Poisonlollyover 4 years ago

    I love the blood work! it is like a calling.. and congrats for the feature!

  • Thank you

    – Zeb Shaffer

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 4 years ago

    this is wicked! I also love texture, blood & the deep colors! much feeling in that one!

  • Thank you Lacey

    – Zeb Shaffer

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creeseover 4 years ago

    Your most recent work is leaps and bounds surpassing the first few image where Dali is the main influence. I think you are finding your true style. Very nice.

  • Zeb Shaffer
    Zeb Shafferover 4 years ago

    Thank you michael

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    well done

  • thank you Helene

    – Zeb Shaffer

  • Mariana  Torrisi
    Mariana Torrisiover 4 years ago

    this is beyond words

  • Thank you Mariana

    – Zeb Shaffer

  • JanelleMcKain
    JanelleMcKainover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love it!

  • Thank you Janelle

    – Zeb Shaffer

  • RaraAvis
    RaraAvisover 4 years ago

    Intense and beautiful…very nicely done.
    Definitely can feel the emotion in this.

  • thank you Patricia

    – Zeb Shaffer

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