One of the great joys of painting is having the ability to simply throw any idea straight on to the canvas regardless of how silly it might be.
For my Disney inspired pop art, I decided to take characters we all feel comfortable with, and give them that cooler, sexier edge.
Who doesn't want to see Mickey Mouse as a cool, buff playboy? Or goofy as 'one of the guys'?
This mini series also made me realize that no matter what age, we all gravitate towards what we are told is supposed to be appealing.
When i took the paintings out for a stroll and sat out at the Highline in NYC, i noticed all people alike, children and adults, males, gay or straight, seemed to believe Buff Mickey was the coolest guy in town. They all smiled an pointed and found a certain interest and comfort in seeing their 'long time friend' was after all, one of the cool guys.
I love that about art. Being able to see what i can learn about people through seeing their reactions to what I've created.
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