Acrylic on canvas. Paint has a mixture of stucco and chalk mixed in it. The textures truly change everything about this painting so hang it where there is plenty of light and dark so the shadows can dance over it and let the red stand out.
This piece is currently at Mad Noodles @ 2017 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Go see it and have some delicious noodles
I have come to the conclusion that I am a person who is fairly comfortable in chaos. I seem familiar with it. This piece symbolizes that for me, the small bit of red sitting comfortably as all the texture and absence of color and all the colors are around it. All the chaos and craziness around it and the red is at peace. Sometimes this is how I feel being sober that I am finally at peace surrounded by the crazy of the world, the crazy of family. The peace is what keeps me sober, like everyone I take it one day at a time but, when the craving comes on I think about how much peace I had had being sober. When I look at this painting I feel at peace.
painting and poem by Joshua Browder