Foes & Follies

The Foes & Follies series explores the idea of play in it's various incarnations. Fascinated with the uninhibited imaginations of children, I have chosen toys as my muse in hopes to channel a childlike approach to the artistic process. Unfettered by experience, children seem to possess a natural inclination towards creativity and the ability to create a story that has yet to be told. Can the act of play return the jaded adult mind to it's original naïve state?

Play being the topic at hand, naturally the compositions of each work in the series exhibit stylistic conventions common to the tradition of theatre design, therefore mimicking scenes from a theatrical play. The high-key lighting, spotlighting, crude use of props and improvised stage-set all contribute to the theatrical ambiance of an imagined world in miniature.

The series also serves as a social experiment exploring the idea of child's play. Why when handed two plastic toy figurines do we instinctually place them in states of peril? Why does our natural mode of play invoke comedic violence? Are toys today more violent than they ever were? Probably yes. But I ask, does it matter?

Texan Buzzkill, 2011
Texan Buzzkill, 2011

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 36" x 24" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Hugs, 2009
Hugs, 2009

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 24" x 24" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Tragic Demise of Porcelain Petunia
Tragic Demise of Porcelain Petunia

Arcylic on Canvas 48" x 36" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Velveteen Evil Genius, 2008
Velveteen Evil Genius, 2008

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 30" x 30" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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The Head That Feeds You, 2013
The Head That Feeds You, 2013

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 24" x 48" $2600, Limited Edition Print $295

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Betrayal on the Marshlands, 2008
Betrayal on the Marshlands, 2008

Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 42" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Girls Night Out, 2008
Girls Night Out, 2008

Charcoal on Paper 24" x 18" SOLD

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Body of Christ, 2010
Body of Christ, 2010

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 24" x 16" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Moose Spirit Stallion, 2008
Moose Spirit Stallion, 2008

Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 36" $1600, Limited Edition Print $295

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Dinosaur Battle Act III, 2007
Dinosaur Battle Act III, 2007

Acrylic on Canvas 20" x 40" $1200, Limited Edition Print $295

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Goddess, 2009
Goddess, 2009

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 12" x 12" Not Available

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Berry Berry Hurricane
Berry Berry Hurricane

Cowboy Voodoo Slam Turbo Monkey Love Drink, 2010, Water Soluble Oil on Canvas, 36" x 24" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Foolish Gorilla, 2008
Foolish Gorilla, 2008

Charcoal on Paper 24" x 18" $650 Framed

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The Hostage, 2009
The Hostage, 2009

Water Soluble Oil on Canvas 30" x 20" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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Fallen Soldier, 2007
Fallen Soldier, 2007

Acrylic on Canvas 20" x 20" SOLD, Limited Edition Print $295

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