Humor also comes into play through many of the shapes. The simplicity of line drawing with animated child-like qualities reference a sense of nostalgia for the past. Imagery inspired by childhood memories often looks simulated as if from a child’s perspective, simple and innocent. Embedded in the larger compositions, animated, humorous and sometimes anthropomorphic shapes become a strategic way to engage the viewer to look more closely. A simple droopy line attached from both ends in the middle of a complex rigid composition generates a sense of humor, failure and a pause for the viewer’s eye to rest. Contradictory visual information is essential for a sustained and meaningful engagement with the work.

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