Man Enjoying Cigarette by Ryan La

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Man Enjoying Cigarette by Ryan La

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Acrylic on 18 h x 24 w canvas - A man smokes a cigarette while he daydreams.

A depiction of a man smoking a cigarette. The sky is blue and rays of light are peaking through the clouds. I pulled the phrase ‘38 ANGEL from an old 1938 East High yearbook found at the antique store and based the painting around the idea of heaven. The man is lounging leisurely and seems to be passive. The white background suggests an interpretation of Heaven and alludes to my own struggle during this process of creating work under a deadline. 
Nothing good comes easy and it’s a truth that I often ignore out of pure convenience. So, in some ways the figure is me; lounging in convenience and contemplating why it is that the blue and yellow are so scarce. In this sense, blue and yellow may be representations of abundance, success, or financial gain, however, the colors only occupy a small area of the canvas. This process has been extremely difficult for me in relativity to past events, but only because I am working harder for what I wish to achieve.

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