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The Rebel: The Making of An American Icon

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  • A “Rebel,” according to Webster’s Dictionary, is defined as “one who rebels or participates in a rebellion.” A person who lives life by their own rules, free of the limits and barriers society places on them. Someone who is confident beyond the simple meaning of the word, and is comfortable enough in their own skin to expose themselves to all the critics and the naysayers’ society creates.
     
    I believe James Dean was the embodiment of a “Rebel.” The way he lived his life was raw and candid. In every role he played he left you craving for more, because of how emotionally attached he made you to all his characters.
     
    The artwork in this collection was inspired by Dean’s legendary “Torn Sweater” photo-shoot. I have always loved the way the lens seemed to capture him in such a raw, unabashed way. It’s one of the earliest glimpses into who this complex man would become. And I could not resist the urge to dedicate a series of pieces to the man who is forever remembered as the ultimate “Rebel.”
     
    I hope you enjoy this collection,