This blog documents my joyous journey through the phenomenon called art school. Bear witness to the gamsol rich tears, the over caffeinated all-nighters, and the prismacolor fume induced hallucinations. Art is awesome and I love it. Let the journey commence!
Based off of John Singleton Copley’s 1765 portrait ‘The Boy with the Squirrel’ which featured his half brother Henry Pelham posing with his pet. During the 18th century, it was common for young men to catch and train squirrels to present to ladies that they fancied in attempts to woo them. If the lady accepted the gift, then they were going steady.
This piece is a parody on this interesting historical narrative. In an attempt to outshine his competition, a young gentleman presents his love with a curious looking alien he managed to capture. He doesn’t get quite the enthusiastic response he expected.
A narwhal joust for the ages! It feels like I’ve been working on wrapping this up for forever! In my head these guys are estranged brothers goaded into fighting by their steads who share a dark history and an unquenchable desire to see the other die on the end of their tusk.