"Ice Cream In Hell" was influenced by my reputation, peers and nick-named of being labled as the Lamp-head throughout all of the major studios I'd worked at because of the fumbling butterfingered explosive accident I was involved in. "Lighting Explosion" was the sketch which inspired my painting of the "Ice Cream In Hell."
I went many amusing months with a jacket-title labeled as "Lamp-head" before it became old and finally wore out it's welcome. I always considered being lucky to have acquired a permenant studio job working for TV's Jack Webb's Dragnet after returning home pennilessly from the Navy. My uncle was a studio carpenter and made the proper connections to pull me into the lighting union. At times it seemed as though it was a surprising reward and fortunate endeavor of love, while simultaneously laboring as an infernal demonic torture. I ignored the boring of the film industry because financially it allotted me the funds to be able to afford my passion of sports cars, motorcycles, Hot Rods and the downtime at work to sketch art from my inner thoughts, feelings, and ideas for future paintings.