the exploded mind of Mulholland Hwang  

This collaborative effort between myself and my old studio mate Aaron Ruff was born from seeing some really bad art in a restaurant of a giant squid fighting a sperm whale. 

Why was it, we wondered, that animals pitted together in imaginary battles were always of the large and aggressive variety?

 

 
  Surrounded,  2013

Surrounded, 2013

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 We created a fictional and not- terribly- aggressive twelve- year old boy who was more interested in the fate of the less violent creatures,  and explored his fertile mind.  A series of drawings and models,  growing in size the further they got away from his place of working ( his bedroom)  depicted scenes of the moments before animals,  not usually associated with aggression,  do battle. He wrestles with the world' s fascination to uncover hierarchies between species.

 
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  AAAAAAAA , 2013

AAAAAAAA, 2013

 
  Charge,  2013

Charge, 2013