American Horror Spirit is my take on PopArt. Right before I painted this piece I was struggling with my smoking addiction, I simply couldn’t stop smoking my American Spirit Black cigarettes. I was having health problems so I became proactive to kick off my habit. I was reading this article that said that the best way to quit smoking is to imagine something gruesome when I was having a craving. So I thought about guts, shit and body explosions, basically scenes from American Horror Story. It worked! I released all of my cravings into this painting.