This is not a trend. This is not a fad. This is not
a fashion statement, and this most certainly is not for everyone. But what IRON ASYLUM
is, was, and forever will be is the place where those training hard (for anything in life) come to find that extra motivation and inspiration.
For those who refuse to give anything less than their very best... This place is for you. This is IRON ASYLUM.
In a world full of deception and corruption, PBL represents the highest form of loyalty...LOYALTY TO ONES SELF!
In this life we must fight to stay true to ourselves. One's dedication and loyalty to self is what keeps one committed. Pressure comes to us through many social forms, philosophies, and institutions. These pressures force many to surrender their hopes and dreams. And as far as I'm concerned...A life without hopes and dreams is a life spent in one's own personal prison. PIT BULL LOYAL represents what's deep down inside of all of us...The undying spirit that we all possess if we reach down deep enough.
PIT BULL LOYAL.. Respect the bloodline. Respect thy self.
Imagine, if you will, a distant rumble coming toward you. The sound grows nearer as you hear it through the mist-filled midnight air. Suddenly, from
within the fog, you see the shape of a horse drawn carriage as it approaches. The shadowy mass, now before you, comes to an abrupt and awkwardly silent
halt. The horse, of mammoth proportions (as if drawn by Death Dealer creator Frank Frazetta himself) stares at you with cold dead eyes.
The rider of the stage coach, face cloaked in shadow from the towering top hat upon his head, sits motionless. Eerily, the door to the stage coach mysteriously opens. You can't help but notice the monogram'd initials "ANF", so intricately scribed into the door as it awaits your entrance. Go ahead, step right in. For your about to take a journey in to my twisted little world. Ya' see, for as long as I can remember I've had an attraction to monsters, barbarians, and things that go bump in the night. So, hop inside and sit tight...
We're about to take a ride to the top of that hill...Yes, up there. Look up to the sky. There it sits in front of the fullest of moons.... The American Nightmare Factory. I hope you enjoy the ride.
For as long as can be remembered, religion and society have bludgeoned us with the word SIN. More specifically,
The 7 deadly Sins.
So let's take some time to think about 'em for a minute, shall we. Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, and Pride. 7 qualities every human inherently owns. Now ask yourself the following...Are these really sins? Or are these 7 qualities that we've all been taught to feel guilty about by the powers that be, more specifically the institution that is Religion. Guilt forced upon us over feelings and emotions that are natural? That are inherent? Are they serious? If that's the case, then I guess we're all Natural Born Sinner's.
Hmm, seems like a simple question, right? Truth be told, "What I want people to know most about me" is a complex question, as there are so many elements to me that the thought of locating or indicating one single, specific element to represent me "as a whole", is impossible.
I feel as if my approach to life is relatively simple, but the world around me is very complex...and very misleading. Which leads me to what I think defines me most...My determination, self- belief, and curiosity. As far back as I can remember, I've always used artwork as a way to express, escape, and explore. Art coupled with an inherent sense to test authority, question the powers that be, as well as the concepts, institutions and philosophies that surround and shape the world around me, is what keeps life interesting for me. Ironically, as much as I distrust the world around me, I love the process of living, learning, and growing in it. I also believe that my artwork was and is exactly what I was meant to pursue and explore, and with any luck at all I sincerely hope that my work will motivate and inspire others. All that being said, I don't think any of the above statement would mean half as much if not for my 3 amazing kids! They're the proverbial "gasoline on the fire", and their being is enough gasoline to keep my fire burning for far more than any mortal's lifetime!
Thank you very much for taking the time to get to know me and I hope you enjoy my website.