Action Figures & Toys

With the toys (many found on sidewalks, thrift shops & yard sales) I am creating fantasy landscapes and dioramas.  These surreal little worlds invite you into unexpected realms.

A basic building block of some works are GI Joe type action figures which, when accepted as a cliché of a “male societal ideal”, gives me a starting point to manipulate, reinterpret and embellish. I love bringing an erotic or exotic nature to the pieces by exploring the many ways to add context.   Taking the simple doll idea and breathing new life into it elevates a common toy to new status endowing it with layers of meaning.