Teenage years

Self Portrait as a Teenager

Drawn at about 18, when my head was filled with little other than hormones and romance. If only I could go back and change som

Birth of Athena

As a teenager my interest shifted towards fantasy pictures. Books on Greek history and mythology challenged my imagination. At

An Aged Pinocchio Who Never Became a Real Boy

We’ve all had dreams that never came true, and now those little dreamers can still be found in all of us, in various sta

Picasso Reversals

Prints of Picasso’s works – his drawing of Don Quixote (1955) and his painting, Girl on the Ball (1905) – hu

Self Portrait with a Smile at 16 Years Old

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Zubov Reading a Sci Fi Novel

My childhood friend in Ukraine who loved reading sci-fi as much as I did. We shared the same obsession with books, music, and

Love (after Botticelli’s Venus)

Not that Botticelli’s work needs improvements; I just wanted to see how his Venus would look like on a modern-day poste

My Old Shoes

I loved these shoes and didn’t want to part with them even when they began to fall apart. It was as if they were begging

The Black Camel Society

My two best friends from school were coming for the New Year’s party into my house, so I drew a welcoming Happy New Year

The Planet of Thinking Crystals (Teen)

These angular shapes may look like an abstract painting – but they are, in fact, an alien living forest of colorful thinking

Alien Planet with Living Clouds

This planet has a variety of alien life forms, from ball-like creatures that fly in straight formations, to mountainous blobs

Alien Self-Eating Planet (Teen)

As I was drawing doodles in my Biology class, I imagined the possibility of alien life existing, not as individual units, but

The Apple Stub of the Garden of Eden (Teen)

What happened to Adam and Eve’s apple stub? It fell on the ground, developed a root system, and grew into a mighty stub,

A Hairy Jug with Seeing Flowers (Teen)

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The Interceptor of Souls (Teen)

Another teenage fantasy rooted in childhood nightmares. As I walked home one rainy summer night I noticed that the fog and dri

Surreal Magic Castle (Teen)

Another high school drawing, started in class and finished at home, depicting a magical landscape with a perpetual violent sto

Planet of Erotic Dreams

This was just a high school fantasy landscape influenced by sci-fi novels, hormones, and my attempts to fathom the inner worki

Invader from Hell named Chaos (Teen)

The ultimate horror: a nightmarish nomadic invader bringing destruction and death to civilizations of peaceful farmers and bui

Fantasy Wall Drawing (Teen)

When I was about 16, my parents replaced wallpaper in my room. They didn’t buy enough rolls and ran out of them before t

Mom’s Trip to the Mailbox (Teen)

My mother walking across the yard, back from her trip to the mailbox sometime in the late 1970s. She is carrying home the Prav