Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Going through some old photographs, I came across this one. While I was in college, my mother fulfilled one of her dreams: to own a gallery for emerging artists. It was around 1993 or 1994 between Mizner Park and the Pink Plaza in Boca Raton, Florida. My mom represented a handful of sculptors, ceramicists, watercolorists, jewelry makers, and painters (me included). As you can see in this shot, she dedicated an entire wall for me. Back then, I painted on a relatively large scale. Most of these pieces are 48" x 48" and 36" x 48", depicting some of my favorite celebrities including John Lennon, Madonna, Baryshnikov, and Elton John.
It wasn't too long before I went to my first international art exhibition in New York and my mom decided to turn the gallery into a working studio for me. She became my "Mom-ager" and focused her efforts on representing and promoting my artwork, thus commencing my career as a professional pop artist.