I wanted to paint this image as a personal homage to The Athlete. He takes a moment to focus on his next move. He competes. He wants to win.
As an artist I am constantly on the lookout for materials that I haven't tried before. When I saw this metal panel, I stopped in my tracks and was immediately drawn to it.
From the first brush stroke I was hooked, I loved how the paint responded to the surface. This panel is actually bronze; an alloy of zinc and copper made form 99% recycled material.