A Piece of Paradise
Drawn 1981, Colored 2017
Small - 7.5 x 10" ~ Medium - 11 x 14.6" ~ Large 14.9 x 20"
"A life disrupted. A sucker for illusions, trying to piece his life back together. Bad pun, huh? When drawing A Piece of Paradise, (as well as Passing Time) I used real jigsaw puzzle pieces. I traced their outline in pencil, then inked them in. I love jigsaw puzzles! The man atop the floating puzzle piece also appears in the image Hullabaloo. A Piece of Paradise first appeared in Miles Russell’s 1992, 'Nonsports Illustrated' produced trading card set, titled 'Dactyls'. The following narrative, written by Miles Russell, appeared on the back of this card: 'His unrestrained quest for personal satisfaction left him empty, alone, puzzled and longing for happiness.'” - Rodney Marchetti
A Piece of Paradise was reproduced from an original illustration by Rodney Marchetti, drawn 1981, colored 2017, and digitally captured by Joseph Wilhelm of Meridian Fine Art. These archival pigment prints are created on Epson Hot Press Bright acid-free cotton paper and printed with LUCIA Pro-11 pigment inks, designed to create a reproduction of the highest quality and longest possible lifespan. To ensure this print’s longevity, please handle with care and keep away from moisture and direct sunlight. We recommend having this artwork professionally framed with UV-resistant glass.
A Piece of Paradise is protected by Copyright. Rodney Marchetti © 2022
Published for Rodney Marchetti by Beau Saunders | Photographer, 2022