I have been busy over the past couple of months exploring a new series called "Candid Conversation Hearts". It's composed of 7 original hand crafted paintings based on the classic Necco Wafers Conversation Hearts candy. Ironically, the candy wasn’t available this year because of production issues.
I have wanted to do this series for years. The catalyst to bring this to life came with the opportunity to showcase my work at Pure Beauty Salon at Neiman Marcus Northpark in Dallas TX. The catch was I only had about 5 weeks to get a show together.
I knew at once that it was time to bring this idea to life. With Neiman Marcus being a Dallas based business I decided that these first Candy Conversation Hearts needed to be locally inspired. All are Dallas culture based, however, there are 2 that you definitely need to be from Dallas to fully understand how great they are.
After the originals were completed I felt that they needed to be translated into prints. I took the original sayings and turned them into serigraph or silkscreen pop art canvas prints. I am over the moon at how well they have been received. So much so, I plan to do another collection of these next year.