Little Men

(oil, acrylic or watercolor on appropriated paintings or images)

 

In this series, I populate appropriated thrift-store paintings or images from old calendars with groups of busy men. These men are carrying out activities in costumes that are picturesquely old-fashioned, reminiscent of childhood-books illustrations of tiny people. Yet their activities are disturbing, as in a hunting scene which also depicts the dead or dying animals that are the targets.  In another scene, men climb a mountain in out-dated gear that would not meet our high-tech standards. 

The Hunt
The Hunt

2013, oil on second hand canvas, 22" x 28"

Boys at Swimming Hole
Boys at Swimming Hole

2013, oil on second hand canvas, 16" x 20"

Frogman at Lake
Frogman at Lake

2013, oil on second hand canvas, 12" x 16"

Climbers
Climbers

2012, oil on second hand canvas, 22" x 28"

Boys in Chinese Garden
Boys in Chinese Garden

2013, watercolor, 30" x 22"

The Wave
The Wave

2010, acrylic on second hand canvas, 24" x 20"

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