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 ...
"A Boy Named Stillness" 9"x112" watercolor and pencil on hot press paper, matted in a gray toned 2,5"mat.
This was part of the A Boy Named Series made in honor of my ex-boyfriend who suffered brain damage after being beaten by a group of five men on Market Street in SF. He was never the same and is actually have brain surgery next month to try and get rid of the pain. So I made the series in honor of him. That is why all the drawings in the series started with "A Boy Named ..." I was trying to find who anyone really was with one word to try and describe personality all while the person I knew so well just slipped away into some void. I should make final piece called "A Boy Named Dorian." His name was Dorian and that would complete the series of 12. I only 3 left from the series are available.
Titanic in My Shot Glass ( scholarship competition / merit application )
20"x24" watercolor on Arches 300.lb acid free heavy wight watercolor paper. Made in 1997 along with two other paintings I stood before three judges and round table. I was so nervous I almost lit up a cigarette in the lobby of the school. But I left NYC with what I wanted - A way to go to school.
These images are responsible for my journey as an artist because these image gave me scholarship to Parson School of Design in NYC, a place I knew was too expensive ... but I went any way. This is basically a $20,000 sheet of paper ... and that's pretty awesome.
26" x 29 x 3" watercolor, mixed media & collaged elements from 2002 up through and into 2017 (sealed in UV varnish) This piece or art is fixed to a single board and constructed into the a sleek black frame 2" deep
Made right after my fourth operation to fix my hip bones, this piece had great symbolic and spiritual qualities to it that fueled the fire of it's creation. Featuring collaged elements from saved drawings dating as far back as 2002. I made the piece feeling as if my very life depended upon it!
Prospect Clients outside the USA, Please contact me and we can work out shipping options and details. Rene Capone email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Moloch the Owl" 6"x9", watercolor & color pencil on hot press watercolor paper, sealed in UV varnish, framed in a 8"x11" black frame with raised wood.
Moloch the Owl is prominent in our world. The owl known as Moloch is riddled throughout history the more commonly known occultic owl is the 40 ft statute at Bohemian Grove, and more recently mentioned in Hillary Clinton’s leaked emails as well as seen on Jeffrey Epstein’s island. My version is a bit more human appearing as if it's just a mask, because in my view it is just that, a mask.