30"x22" watercolor and color pencil, framed in a black frame under museum glass.
For most of my life I've been trying to unlock the secrets of the universe. This pushes me to travel through time, imagery & stories. Pealing back the onion of reality to uncover some universal truth. There is a world just past the one we can see, just past visible light. Often I find myself emerged in it. Lucky for me it is a well documented place traveled before by shamans, mystics and people looking to the stars who traveled this path long before I did. This one single piece of art seemed to sum up all my of thoughts, dreams & desires for knowledge.
9"x12" watercolor and mixed media on hot press acid free paper. Framed under glass with hand made distressed patina. Zebra Boy was made during orthopedic bone surgeries through 2014 - 2017. My hips and legs were reconstructed with metal because of Avascular Necrosis due to HIV medication interactions with steroids. At 36 with my hips were needing to be be replaced. Needing an escape - I created a myth, put myself in it and followed it down the river of my imagination. I followed it through two near death experiences and finally to the point where I could start to learn to walk again. This collection of art kept me going, gave me a reason to try. It may have even kept me alive.
Without it, I would not have had a reason to survive. Never doubt the power of art, it's the only valuable thing on earth, and it transforms lives.
"Zebra Boy; Looking for Rainbows" 18"x24" watercolor, 2017 framed in a black 1.5" frame
The latest image in the diary of "The Chronicles of Zebra Boy" René Capone's geatest strength as an artist is the personification if his emotions in the characters he creates. With this entry in the saga, Zebra Boy must get on with life, but after 4 years being hidden away form the world, they journey home is not a known path. This return to living will not be a simple black and white transition ...