Our old friend, Tolly
WELL WELL WELL
I’m welcoming myself back here after a long radio silence. Since my last post the opening night for my exhibition has come and gone, and what a dreamy night it was. So many familiar faces, kind words, and all those little animals I’ve been working on since January are finally out in the wild.
I worked with gallery owner Matt Wagner to create these custom shelves for my army to stand on. There was a lot of painting, drilling, and cursing.
On opening night there were a zillion meetings with different artists, stranger friends, and internet pals, but of course I only have like 3 photos to show for it even though I was lugging a giant camera around. If you were there, thank you for coming up to say hi!
And now here are a few of our friends:
Want to see more? Go here or here. For those of you interested in adopting one of these creatures, please visit the gallery’s site here. As of now I’ll soon be saying my bittersweet goodbyes to many of these soldiers.
Since opening night, these little dudes have been getting lots of love.
Boris has become the koala-about-town, making his debut splash as cover model for the Portland Mercury:
And these folks loved Juniper so much they dressed up their dog just like her. It’s a spittin’ image:
There’s still plenty on the horizon for Animal Battle yet. If you’re in Portland, the show is up at Hellion Gallery through August 30th!
A big thank you from me to you for following along on this adventure so far. You guys are the best.