Mighty
30″ x 30″
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
2017

This piece was commissioned by a man who was born on the Year of the Ox. The task was quite straightforward: to create an ox in my intricate, black and white style; and yet I was somehow challenged still.

All in all, it took me around 15 hours to finish this piece – three days and multiple revisions of the background, until I decided to make it black and bold. That was when I went with the title, Mighty. An ox represents strength and hard work and this title seemed to capture what the client wanted this artwork to make him feel.