Universechild 2004-7
“ James Pustorino synthesizes science fiction, comic books, Abstract Expressionism and psychedelic art, all in the service of approximating the profound mystery of existence. A mythic narrative about a being born into space, where he  struggles to understand his surroundings and purpose. It's the sort of existential crisis everyone inevitably faces, but Pustorino translates that mental anguish into physical upheaval, as this particular being is born, like a star, in outer space, amid planets and darting rockets. “
- John Motley, The Oregonian.
Universechild images are now available as posters, prints and more on Fine Art America .
Books: Universechild and Cosmic Strips are available on Amazon

Universechild 1 It took us much longer than we thought
24" x 36" pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 1 part 2 Into the Universechild 24" x 36"pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 2  We could have anything we wanted and everything we imagined would become real, so we no longer wanted anything
48" x 36"pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 3 Everything here is alive and everything is here
48" x 36"pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 4 We thought it would be wonderful
 36 x 48"  pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 5  Eternity of empty space
36 x 48"  pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 6, Never shoot a gun in outer space 36 x 48"  pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 7  No Time 36 x 48" pencils and acrylics on paper

Universechild 8 Everyone I know is somewhere else 48" x 36"pencils and acrylics on paper





Universechild 9 Sometimes you know you are dreaming and you try to change the dream into something better, something more perfect
pencils and acrylics on paper 48x36"

Universechild 10 Will the City pay for this? pencils and acrylics on paper 48x36"

Universechild 11 Planted like seeds in a star
pencils and acrylics on paper 48x36"

Universechild 12  What will we tell his mother? pencils and acrylics on paper 48x36"

Universechild II: Limbo -2011-13  narrative works on paper- Six individual drawings connected in vertical pairs.
The Limbo drawings use graphic, narrative, form to explore a place that is between here and there, where memory and myth meet.


Limbo 1- "If you close your eyes, maybe they won't see you" - mixed media on paper  48" x 66"


Limbo 2-  "The light is invisible"  mixed media on paper  48" x 66"


Limbo 3- "I can't get back the same way I got here"  mixed media on paper 48" x 66"


Limbo 4- "Like a place I had known before"  mixed media on paper 48" x 66"


Limbo 5- "Don't worry"  mixed media on paper   48" x 66"


Limbo 6- "Here for Now"  mixed media on paper 48" x 66"


James Pustorino, Limbo, If you close your eyes, maybe they won't see you-The Light is invisible until...96 x 66 inches


Limbo - "I can't get back the same way I got here"  "Like a place I had known before"  mixed media on paper 96" x 66"


James Pustorino, Limbo Hanging Around-This Fire Will Only Cleanse, 96 x 66 inches