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Ubergemacht

March 4, 2008 to March 29, 2008

Artists:

Images:

Clown on Motorcycle
Zebra Pulling
Statement: 

UBERGEMACHT

A series of large scale cut out ink drawings of the artist’s wind up toy collection painted on foam core. Ubergemacht is a yiddish word and means “made over”.

“I've been collecting wind up toys and just about anything that piques my curiosity for as long as I can remember. As I get older, these things sit all around my house and studio collecting dust. I don’t wind them up. I don’t let children play with them, and my dachshund, Muso doesn’t want anything to do with them except destroy them. I began recently drawing several toys first thing every morning as I drank my coffee, still in my pajamas. A “Good morning! I’m fine. How are you?” one-sided conversation with items that only talk back through their dead stares. With all the recent media coverage concerning toys that are made in China, I began looking my collection over and created make-believe scenarios and a new appreciation of the visual, and humorous qualities they embody. I've been interested in working with inks on foam core for the past year and find the process helps me translate a whole new visual observation of the world around me.”