"Pair, Pride and Quartet" - mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 24" x 48" x 1.5" Ready to hang. Available here and at Artfinder.
My son stood by himself in front of this canvas last week, wondering what the heck was going on. Weirdly fascinated, he kept staring and studying. I smiled broadly when he told me this - there no greater compliment to an artist creating something peculiar than to have a fascinated observer.
I credit (and blame) artist Mary Pohlmann for this odd and quirky piece. She introduced me to Bizarre Beautiful magazine, which I promptly subscribed to. The first issue arrived, and my jaw hit the floor - whoa. So odd. So elevated. So bizarre. And so beautiful.
Add to this weird recipe the portfolio growing from the "Ten Minute Monsters" exercise each week with my intern, and you have a formula for other worlds, pure imagination and a sense that Willy Wonka is lurking somewhere in the studio. (He is! He is!)
My heart found a home in this piece. I want to parachute with nincompoops and leap over mountains with dear-lions. There is magic here, and just over the ridge lies a path strewn with candy corn that will lead us on our next adventure. Let's grab hands and GO!
Jen Walls and her imaJENation