Imbued with the baroque stylings of carousel design, Philadelphia-based artist Paul Romano‘s new body of work “Little Battle” opens this Saturday evening at San Francisco’s Loved To Death. Revolving around the timeless themes of love and loss, the works illuminate the often shadowed yet marvelous aspects of the human experience. The heart of the show is several large pieces of a female figure that represent the natural elements, air, land and sea. Utilizing his skills as both a trained fine artist and designer for such bands as Mastodon and Baroness, Romano fills the works with an ethereal beauty that is counterbalanced by the presence of a deep-rooted, subtle melancholy. View a preview of the artwork and images from a recent studio visit below.