Brite Plastic Things 2014
2014 BRITE PLASTIK THINGS
In 2014 Jobie Cole and I built on the Brite Plastik concept further with a new installation called Brite Plastik Things.
I focused on repeating forms including astronauts, anthropological cloches and heads and hands frozen in thought and action. I built space suits and these suits pushed the astronaut form right off the wall as I personally wore one at the opening and displayed myself along side the paintings and sculptures.
Brite Plastik is a shared artistic vision with my friend and fellow Maine artist, Jobie Cole. It involves a futuristic vision of consumerism and waste. Brite Plasik is a fake corporation, Cole and I the protagonists - the artists, who design and install complex worlds. My paintings are like posters with pop culture references. The sculptures are like prototypes or movie props.
For the first installation in 2013 the inspiration was a fake company we named Glom - glom being a simile for the French word bricolage meaning to create art at a feverish pace using whatever materials are at hand. We "glommed" a show together in two short months. The showroom featured sculptured prototypes, oversized advertising signs and floor models.