This image is available in print only in 2 small sizes. You may order it custom framed or printed-on-canvas, gallery wrapped. To order please Go to: Roger's Prints
Price according to size and framing.
The original mixed media on canvas was inspired by explorations into my past as a child raised in Florence, Alabama/ Muscle Shoals, "The Hit Recording Capital of the World", and the birthplaces of Helen Keller and W.C. Handy. Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) went to college at The University of North Alabama in Florence as I also did.
The painting reflects my dream memories of childhood summers spent at our house on the lake and the mysterious beauty of night time there.
The original painting no longer exists and was made of Acrylic paint, house paint, spray paint, wax, glue, photo collage.
Most of my works are available in print form also. Please go to:Roger's Printsfor current available prints. You can custom frame them yourself and they are shipped to you directly. Price according to size. If you do not see the image you want-email me with the title of the work you are interested in. firstname.lastname@example.org.BIO:Roger Anthony (Tony) Mapes: painter and singer/songwriter born and raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - "The Hit Recording Capital of the World" and the birthplaces of Helen Keller and W.C. Handy. The Muscle Shoals area was populated by an abundance of musicians and visual artists/painters. I began studying music, painting and drawing at a young age with local artists and musicians. I was encouraged to develop my own unique vision. I was and still am inspired by the works of Picasso, Dali, Bacon, 60's POP artists, old black & white horror movies, and pop, country, rock, Broadway, and gospel music.As an adult, my painterly vision grew to become an abstract expressionist/surrealistic/sci-fi way of painting dream-scapes on canvas using acrylic paint, house paint, found objects, and assorted other media.I interpret energies from spiritual, supernatural, and otherworldly forces. I read sci-fi authors such as Frank Herbert, Octavia Butler, and Vernor Vinge. I am also very interested in the channeled writings of SETH, Abraham/Hicks, and A Course In Miracles. These ideas and characters from novels and readings show up in my paintings as powerful and sometimes disturbing images in saturated, mostly primary, colors.I do not self consciously follow any particular tradition. I paint from my subconscious,following my own visions using whatever materials seem appropriate to the vision.In my music, I have performed and written rock, pop, dance, country and gospel music with a detour into Broadway musicals. From 1997-2005: I performed as YOLANDA singer/songwriter/gender warrior with my band "Yolanda and the Plastic Family". I created the character "Yolanda", wrote the music, created the costumes, toured and recorded with my band. Venues include CBGB's, The Cutting Room, Webster Hall, and The Limelight nightclubs. For more information go to: YOLANDA!. Currently I am writing and performing country rock new age gospel with my band Red Hook Junction: myspace/rogermapesmusiclisten below:
RESUME:Collections:Mayor Michael Bloomberg Collection, NYC. A series of commissioned works on paper entitled "Champs Le Ve".Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Collection, NYC. Mixed media painting entitled "A Heated Frenzy On A Snowy Day".Bondsmith Collection, Pasadena Ca. Mixed media painting entitled Satyres Window.Tony Perkins Collection, NYC. This collection has 4 of the artists major works, from a 24 year span of the artists life, 1984-2008. Commissioned Works:2008: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC2007-2008: Jamie Drake Designs, NYC 2007: Albert Hadley Designs, NYCRecently Published:2007: Paintings Biker, and The Tower of the Broken Angel are published in online magazine Bakers Dozen.2007: Painting titled Eternity House published in Dec 2007 issue of REDIVIDER literary magazine from Emerson College in Boston. Shows:2007: Finalist for "This Urgent Moment", Fall 2007 Artists Wanted international competition in Chelsea, NYC: http://www.artistswanted.org/2006-2007: Visual AIDS Online exhibitions. http://www.visualaids.org2005: Featured performance artist with Cirque Du Soliel in Brooklyn performance at Mark Morris Dance Studios.2005: Roger's performance art was featured on The Dave Chapelle Show.1997-2005: Roger Anthony Mapes performed as YOLANDA singer/songwriter/gender warrior with his/her band "Yolanda and the Plastic Family". Roger created the character "Yolanda", wrote the music, created the costumes, toured and recorded with his/her band. Performances at CBGB's mainstage, The Cutting Room, Webster Hall, and The Limelight nightclubs. For more information go to: www.yolanda.net1997-1999: Roger's music favorably reviewed in Billboard Magazine 5 times. Larry Flick called him the "...best unsigned artist of 1999".1995-1996: painting titled "Deva Of The Cornfield" in Billboard Magazine as cover art for 2 pull- out special music "zines" called "ON THE TIP"1995-1996: Roger's paintings used as cover art of 2 cd covers on the "Strictly Rhythm" dance music record label.1994-1997: Roger's paintings and performance works have also been shown at The Leslie Lohman, Ward-Nasse, CBGB Galleries, plus The Shelter, and The Limelight nightclubs.Education:MFA Performance Art, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont,1996The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, New York,1986MA Theatre, The University of Memphis, Memphis,Tennessee,1983BA Painting and Drawing, The University of North Alabama, Florence, ALabama,1980