Flowers for Algernon 

Here we have a recently finished acrylic painting on 16×20″ stretched canvas. The title refers to the short story by the same name in which the main character is mentally challenged. As the story progresses he gains intelligence and reaches a level of consciousness that he has never experienced before. Although sadly he eventually then returns to his original simplistic state. This painting conveys a theme of a seemingly “dumb simple” looking still life of flowers and a vase, but yet if one looks closely, one begins to notice that there are dozens of layers, colors, shapes, patterns and brushstrokes… All creating an overall masterpiece of abstracted flowers. This has been sold for $30.00.