In – Spire (2017)

“Inspire (from the Latin inspirare,  in- “into”  and spirare- “breathe”) originally had a divine connotation; that a higher truth or understanding was literally being “breathed into” someone from above. The follow experiment was to paint 30 portraits in a five week period of men and women that have inspired me over my lifetime. The result being a more intense appreciation for these beings’ achievements, and a greater understanding of their daily lives and struggles as Real people.”Artwork created by Boston area artist, painter and tattooer Adam LoRusso who currently works in Somerville at Joy Street Artist Studios