Bending the subject matter from idol worship to self-worship, Curiouser takes a fantastical look at the consequences of self-absorbed choices. The surrealistic landscapes of these works move the figures from the dangers that might be perpetrated upon them in Woods and Groves, to a satirical but more eccentric and self-destructive environment. This nonsensical place is a distortion of reality that could only exist down the rabbit hole, where checkerboard floors and impossible transformations aid the narrative of self-adoration and entitlement. The figures in Curiouser are totally given over to this lifestyle; they have polished their reality into a hyper-idealism and found power in self-indulgence. Comfortable and secure in their choices, they are unaware of the true dangers of this delusion or the temporal nature of their existence.
Holywood and Devine
A collision of mythology with the current cultural religion that venerates idealized beauty, Divine Venus descends from Mount Olympus to Hollywood where we keep our goddesses today. Powered by Zeus’ lightening, her fantastical ride – a mid-century bumper car- recklessly careens down the Apian Way to victory at the crossroads of Holywood and […]
McQueen of Hearts
The game of life is portrayed in this painting where the familiar iconic Queen of Hearts pays homage to the brilliant fashion designer, the late Alexander McQueen, with his lace collar design. Competition for dominance occurs even between the mirrored images with the top figure achieving the upper hand – for the moment. […]