Personal Icons start with a 30cm x 30cm gallery-wrapped canvas (~12” x12”)
after that anything can happen as your significant images intersect with my intuition and imagination. The result is a unique, highly personal work of art. (click to see details of more Personal Icons)
Based on a short interview which can be done via phone or email, these intuitive paintings embody the creative essence of the person who is the subject. The earliest of these “un-portraits” came into being as a way to pay tribute to some of my contemporaries who inspire me through the way they creatively express themselves in the world.
Some of these people are artist and writers; some are gardeners, seamstresses, knitters, fishermen and chefs. Creative expression doesn’t limit itself to Art with a capital A. Anyone can be the subject of a Personal icon.
Starting with colors and symbols that are meaningful to the subject, I work with whatever mixture of media intuitively suggests it will best express the essence of the person. I use high quality Acrylic paints and varnishes, as well as nature elements (leaves, shells, feathers) and other ephemera (coins, stamps, fabric, fibers, metallic leaf)
Before shipping I’ll send you photos of your Personal Icon, if you don’t love it, you don’t have to accept it, and I’ll refund your money.
All artwork is shipped, ready to hang, from my studio in Turkey via commercial courier. Shipping costs average around $35 to most locations worldwide and usually takes about 4-7 days.
Personal Icon $350 + shipping