Happy Place Original Artwork

$125.00 - $4,500.00

Original artwork completed with graphite, charcoal and pan pastel on Strathmore fine art paper. Dimensions are 22 x 30 inches. Artwork is signed by the artist and comes shipped flat in a black box with a certificate.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Tracking information provided on all orders.

I was an early teen during the 80s Satanic panic that prevailed through the 90s. The 60s & 70s had one of their own too. It seems to come in waves. There was a great fear instilled in the public during that time. It seemed danger was lurking around every corner in the shape of drugs, bombs, strangers, AIDS, & drunk drivers. On top of all this, I was also raised with the fear of god. Discipline and abiding by the rules was the only thing that would keep me safe. Religious ideas seem to become more extreme when they are in battle with an opposing force of equal enthusiasm. That said, some of the activities we weren’t allowed to partake in included, Halloween (unless we dressed as a biblical character) and New Year’s Eve celebrations (since we were inside chapel praying through the midnight hour as children played outside). We also couldn’t vacation to Las Vegas because, well, it’s the city of sin and my father said it was basically a modern day Sodom & Gomorrah. The most painful exclusion was Disneyland. I’ve never been to any Disney parks and this is the main reason I’m such a dysfunctional adult 😃 This year @jkalning and I are going to try to visit the happiest place on earth and I’ll report back to you if that’s true.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Tracking information provided on all orders.

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