A dazed man dreams of escaping technology (represented by a UPC code and a circuit board with wires twirling up past his head) to fly with hummingbirds and butterflies. "(Must Get) Back to Nature" was a collaboration of sorts. My painter friend Jean-Antoine Norbert left his experimental oil portrait with bright red background with me after he left Florence, Italy, for an artist's life in New York City. I later added acrylic hummingbirds, butterflies, and some symbols of early technology around the head of the man. He seemed lost in thought to me, which gave me the idea of someone losing his way and recognizing it.
The size is 21 x 16.5 inches and the work has a dark frame around it.