New Art: Clownin’ Around & Straight Jacket

I woke up this morning with a couple visions in my head for new art involving clowns.  Seems timely provided the media’s coming clown fixation (Lady GaGa’s ARTPOP cover art, the upcoming American Horror Story: Freakshow, “Crazy Steve” from IMPACT Wrestling and rumors about who will play “The Joker” next).  I have a feeling pop culture is…

New Art: Pride

President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be national LGBT Pride Month.  The President’s declaration made me think about a piece of art I created in 2007 titled Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (right).  Then, I considered majoring in psychology and was wildly fascinated by psychology of gender.  Under the tutelage of Dr. Ritts and Dr. Pierroutsakos, my studies encompassed various topics related to the LGBT…

Happy Mother’s Day! I present: “The Life of Flowers”

If you’re like me, you go to Hallmark and various other places looking for that one Mother’s Day card that represents your mom.  Then, you go in search of the perfect complimentary gift, whether that be a bouquet of flowers, a trinket for her garden, or something else.  Either way, the woman you’re honoring today is your mother – so the…

New Art: The Jungle Beat

Inspired by my most recent textured/layered work SUPERNOVA, I wanted to round out the month of February with one final piece of abstract art: I love creating new art with @crayola scented markers! It's like smelling a box of #FruitLoops the entire time! 🙂 — Bobby James (@TheBobbyjames) February 28, 2014 This piece is titled…

New Art: A Supernova, Skater Boy, Shadow, Mother Monster, Elephants, & a Vision

I’ve been BUSY creating new [visual] art throughout February (instead of writing, which was the goal!). You’ve probably seen most of the recent works, which include: Gerry’s Flamingo, Dancer, Lion, Flamboyance, and my surprise 17-piece collection titled Visions of Meditation – but there’s more! Today I’m unveiling 8 new pieces – in just this one post! As usual, I’ve added small descriptive paragraphs…

New Art: Visions of Meditation

When I started learning and practicing yoga (in 2008), I began to notice that during meditation I would have “visions.” These “visions” would include bursts of lights, colors, images, and sometimes, white nothingness. Two and a half weeks ago, when I publicly announced and launched my #BeOlympic fitness challenge (see the results here), I secretly launched an artistic challenge: …

The Sochi Olympics and New Art: “Flamboyance”

The Sochi Winter Olympics are upon us – and not without controversy. Last summer, President Vladimir Putin endorsed and signed anti-gay legislation, and recent viral videos suggest that members of the Russian LGBT community are now living in an increasingly hostile environment.  Leading up to these Olympic Games, videos and reports have emerged highlighting detestable acts of animal cruelty…

New Art: “Kingdom Mask” Series Addition: Lion

Last year, after seeing David Wolk’s Charm Ape Exhibit, I was inspired to create the “Kingdom Mask” series (see Art of 2013) – a series of human bodies/forms with animal heads (“masks”).  I now present to you, the newest addition to the series, titled Lion.  Inspired in part by the “Charm Ape” (baboon) I created last year, and in…

New Art: Red Blooded Dreams

If you’re familiar with my work, then you know I’ve crafted nude, or erotic, art before – but this is probably the most daring piece I’ve shared publicly.  For Red Blooded Dreams, I took the idea of a “wet dream” (nocturnal emission) and combined it with a stimulant – a curvaceous and nude female figure.  I…

New Art: Dancer

Inspired in part by the works in my Faceless Man Series – and my recent trend for black and white designs meet rich color – and in part by WWE Superstar Fandango, I present: DANCER. (c) 2014.  Bobby James view more of my 2014 Artwork here