Pop Surrealism, Cartoon, Illustration, Sculpture, Animation, Lowbrow, Painting, Digital Art
By focusing on character, humor, and loose narrative, I create a world full of quirky, pitiful creatures that blur the lines between illustration and "Fine Art". Inspired by golden age cartoons, Pop-Surrealism, and late 50's commercial art, I make work that speaks of the awkwardness of human emotion while keeping a "tongue in cheek" attitude about everyday life. This work is expressed through illustration, animation, sculpture, and a lot of sarcasm.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Studio Art and the Computer
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Wightman, Shaun, "Pitiful Creatures" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3798.