I just completed my Munny for this year's Paper or Plastic, A New Lowbrow Toy Show. Every participating artist is given a blank KidRobot Munny as their canvas, and this year artists are encouraged to include two-dimensional work. Go here to read more about last years show. My piece is in the same theme as one of my pieces from last year. Due to my obsession with woodland creatures, and the name of the design collaborative I own & operate: I made a bear. Not a fierce one though. I cut apart the original Munny figuring, repositioning its ears to be more bear-like, and also moving the feet so it's sitting down. Surrounding him is a forest of hand-cut & stained wooden trees. On the figure, I used a dry-brush technique to achieve a similar, wood-grain texture. In addition to the three-dimensional Bear & Forest, I also created a framed 2-D wooden forest collage, to serve as a back-drop. Huge thanks to Rob at Vivid Plastic for hosting the show, and Adam at Revival for hooking me with the veneer in a swift manner.
The show opens Friday, November 18th, and runs until December 31st. At the Box Gallery, on the third floor of Summit Art Space, in downtown Akron.