acrylic paint on canvas
In early 2015 I was involved in a group show at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany Indiana. The show featured a handful of local artists from the area surrounding Louisville and southern Indiana. This is one of my additions to the show.
A loosely rendered cardinal peers out at you. The brushstrokes art quick and the image has an unmistakable energy.
Not only is the cardinal the state bird of Kentucky and Indiana, but it is also the mascot of the University of Louisville. The Louisville Cardinals have some of the fiercest fans in NCAA sports. There are not many other places in the country where college sports are elevated to such a high degree. This piece explores the excitement of being part of something bigger than yourself.