Axiom: Trial & Error, Presentation & Ascendance

Shawn Michael Warren's avatar Shawn Michael Warren

Axiom is a triptych oil painting which depicts the musical life of my brother, Anthony, a young pianist, song writer, musical producer & composer. The 3 titles derive from the names of his compositions from his first album project, Axiom (released May, 2014). "Trial & Error" (left) depicts what most of us, as lovers of music don’t see; the pains, frustrations & eventual successes of creating musical compositions. The pages on the wall are compositions of artists that have influenced his sound. His ideas & concepts that were thrown out are also displayed in the painting beneath him. "Presentation" (center) depicts Anthony’s dream of becoming an accomplished composer. It is also a visual narrative of what we see on the surface after the countless hours invested in creating musical compositions. "Ascendance" (right) depicts Anthony at the level of mastery & musical teacher. This piece honors my brother’s faith, passion and determination in pursuing an endeavor that is all or nothing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 5 inches
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 18 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 9 feet