Action Man By Philo NorthrupToys were never innocent playthings for me. They have their own agenda. While I’m suspicious of the helpful attitudes of action figures, I trust decay. Rust and rot provide my artworks with beauty.

I rarely start off with a design in mind; rather I prefer to riff off the objects I find and let them chart the initial course. Flotsam and jetsam speak to me, and I amplify that discourse into assemblages that often result in surprising resonances.

Sometimes they’re beautiful.
Sometimes they’re disturbingly familiar.
Sometimes they’re archeological evidence of a once proud civilization.

I’ve been doing this since I was 9 years old, when I fabricated “trophies” for my older brothers to commemorate their most memorable screw-ups.

I can’t seem to stop. Art Work Gallery

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