Untitled, Acrylic on panel, 8x10, 2012
My new room, graphite on paper, 8x8, 2012
Stroll on Wall, oil on panel, 20x30 2012
America or me?, oil on panel, 40 x40, 2012
Roots, graphite on Yupo paper, 8x11, 2012
Hedge Fund, oil on panel, 25x30 2012
Cut Throat, graphite on paper, 8x12 2012
White Collar 2, acrylic on panel, 8x8 2012
An innocent man, acrylic on panel, 8x8 2012
I am also going back to my instinct of image. I got caught up in trying to sell art and as I say, you either make art to sell or you make it because you have something to say, blessed and cursed are those who's art speaks to the masses and is rewarded for it.
Blessed because of your material reward, cursed by the limitations, definitions and accolades of your supporters.
I have found after 26 years of creating, my original goal was to have a unique vision, one I forged myself from my mentors and heros. I wanted to be able to say that no one could create the art that Don DeLeva creates. I have achieved that goal my friends. Now, it's onto the important things in living that I ignored to complete my main life's mission!
I am trying to forget all that I have learned so the art and process can be its own entity. I know it might be hard to understand. It's like forgetting that you know how to count, you just do it. It's the way method, training and thinking become instinct. If you can do it right, you can grow it into something that becomes an ever unfolding path with everyday that can't exist without you but exists outside of you.
Currently, I am rebuilding my mind with programming, frontend development for the internet.