I call this my victory piece because it was done at a time in my life when I was dealing with some particularly difficult challenges. I decided to depict an champion at the top of a mountain having achieved his goal.
I consider this piece to be highly influenced by Dr. Suess, hence the whimsical mountains and mount. I came up with the name “Tatterwaump” myself, (thinking myself very clever.) Notice the stars in the Tatterwaump’s eyes, my way of saying “The sky’s the limit” and “You can accomplish anything in this world if you jus set your mind to it and want it badly enough.
The piece is indicative of my work during this period of my life, whimsical and somewhat surreal.