Green Eggs and ham: Dr Seuss Exhibition,Group Show at White Lady Art.I am taking part in a group exhibition called 'Green Eggs & Ham' this Friday. A show of artwork inspired by the work of the iconic Theodor S. Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. At the New 'White Lady Art Gallery' at 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Here is my new piece I made to be included, its in acrylic on canvas entitled 'A Seussian Ripple Theory' 80 x 60 cm.
If anyone happens to be in Dublin this Friday, this show is well worth seeing with some really fantastic artists taking part!
A Seussian Ripple Theory 2012
The Title ‘A Seussian Ripple Theory’ refers to the good Doctor Seuss. When I was younger I often wondered if he was a real doctor, now I have a child of my own and I do see him as somehow of a Doctor, his surreal system of storytelling encourages me to think of his as a quirky Dr. of psychology with his own system of therapy.
In the tradition of story telling his work has become that of a contemporary mother goose and with this not only sewing seed of new relevant morals, also creating his own brand of mythology. In the tradition of surrealism, bizarre imagery fused together with a clear intent to encourage imagination and further expansiveness and evolution of our individual and indeed collective psyche.My painting is juxtaposition of my own mythology and with that of Dr. Seuss, his artistic creations have caused a ripple across our cultural consciousness that has become a part of many people’s psyches. His mythology stays with us living in our hearts and memories, mine included! And I think it is a righteous ripple! One that will keep resurfacing as long and long after his stories and artworks are shared.