Artwalk 2016 Location: Weld, 2312 1st Avenue North
My inspiration comes from my children. To a child, a stuffed bunny rabbit isn't some inanimate object. It's Mr. Fuzzywinkle and he runs a shoe store. He's married to the stuffed turtle and their three children are made up of stacks of various colored Lego bricks. Thus, more than anything, it's my children's imagination that influences my photography.
When I go to shoot, I try to find a good pairing between an interesting setting and an expressive toy or action figure. That pairing often results in a juxtaposition between a certain innocence (fluffy stuffed animal rabbit) and the harsh realities of life (setting of urban decay). The digital images are then printed on metallic paper and matted or infused onto an aluminum sheet.