The show went well...fine...whatever. The gallery director was difficult, but so it goes. The main objective was to create a body of work that tied up a lot of loose ends and allowed me to choose a direction to move forward with. And I think I got that taken care of.
One idea that I've been working through for a while, and that I plan to continue, has to do with portraits of toy faces. Dolls, action figures, figurines, etc. - they have a personality. I suppose it's all a little Toy Story-esque, but the time spent with a toy gives it meaning. It changes from an inanimate object into something vital. Eventually that ends though, and all that's left is history. Mementos, keepsakes, treasures - they have that tether to our past.
Oil on Board
6" x 6"
But now he's not anything. He's a lump of plastic that I saved in a trunk. His usefulness is lost, and now that toy exists only as a reminder of a time when my imagination was new and there were still worlds to conquer.
Not bad work if you can get it.