Beneath the Surface

Inspired by the many stories on the news in recent months, about kids and teen suicide. Children being bullied and tormented by their peers, simply because of who they are or what they look like. Some even kicked out on the streets by the very people who supposed to love them unconditionally, their parents or grandparents. Imagine being told by someone who you thought loved you more than anything, who gave birth to you and raised you to be a good person that you don’t belong. Add that to the taunting, bullying and utter torment from those who you thought used to be friends. That’s too much for a kid to worry about. Some of them are not as strong as others and can’t take that pain. At times, to a point to where they feel the only way to end that pain is to take their own lives. This has happened way too many times. Assure them that they matter. That there is someone out there that will love them for who they are. Pay attention, some may seem ok on the outside, by forcing a smile or pretending to be someone else. It’s what’s beneath the surface that you can’t see that makes the difference. The edges of the canvas are also painted for frame free hanging.


  • expressionism
  • acrylic
  • abstractpainting
  • mixedmediapainting

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46 x 64 cm
acrylic, textured
6 Months ago

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(ruler scale: 2m  -  6'6")

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Rodney Burns

My name is Rodney Burns. I am an artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. I live north of Atlanta, GA and work in the banking and finance industry. One day, I would like to be able to spend most of my time doing what I love. Art has always been a passion of mine. From writing poetry, drawing, painting to wood working, I have always had an eye and ear for detail. I haven't had any special training other than your standard art class in elementary school. Some people are born with special talents and mine just so happens to be art. I love an abstract piece that makes no sense at all, but, makes perfect sense. I, personally, don't feel that every piece of art should have a story behind it. Many of my pieces have no story. I start with a color and do what comes to mind. Sometimes, art is just art.


14 works in paintingmixed media

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member for 6 Months


Cumming United States
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