Heaven's My Destination (1991), Acrylic/Canvas, 61x76.2cm

AWARD: "ARTS ON FIRE, 2001", Sanchez Art Center. Phil Linhares - Juror. Pacifica, CA.

Berkeley painter John Sheridan's canvases Heaven's My Destination and Edsel are colorfully set adrift in the Freality Zone, a murky realm where fantasy and reality coalesce. Sheridan's hallucinatory '58 Edsel is a particularly artful acid trip: the hyperrealistically rendered vehicle-cum-symbol - the stuff American dreams are made of - floats in a psychedelic red, white and yellow nebula. -- Harry Roche, SF Bay Guardian

(See references to 1950s cars in Harry Roche's interview. 1, 2, 3)