This picture is dedicated to a good man. His name was Howard Burks. I did not know him personally, but, I do know Betty Taylor, his daughter. She is a dear friend and was lucky enough to be raised by this man. This world is a crazy place, and good men are rarely recognized. To have the privilege of knowing some of his family, indicates to me how he related to them, and this projects his image beyond his time with us here on earth. Thank you Howard for my good friend Betty!
This piece has three of his favorite fishing lures that I combined into one. Like the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, they work as one to be most powerful. Howard used fishing to teach his family to love life, and each other, being involved with Gods creation in nature.
Though Howard may not have fished for Dolphin, nor seen flying fish, I’m sure it would have been just as satisfying to catching a large mouth bass, on a lake with dragonfly S all around! The spirit of Howard will glow on in this world and beyond as multiple parts of this picture glows after the lights are turned off and the spiritual world comes alive.
This one is for you Howard!
The frame was picked from a trash heap in Virginia, the glass is all my fav, Bullseye Glass, the fish pole is made out of scrap eyes from Surf and Turf Custom in Naples, along with bamboo from The Naples Clay Place. The fishing lure is from Howard Burks (RIP) and the LED lights are overpriced from Holms Guappo the store I hate the most! It also glows in the dark, I just can’t capture it on my iPad.
The backdrop is my first ever attempt at painting. The flying fish are articulated with spread wings which does not occure in nature, but accounting with artistic expression, it’s ok.