Post Modern Heroes

Post Modern Heroes is a series of paintings depicting absurd fantasies of heroism. The paintings show men and women in tattered clothing, triumphantly rising above masses of objects or wreckage. Though the people in the paintings look as if they've survived some horrible ordeal, the fantasies are ridiculous; there's nothing truly heroic about them. The paintings are a comical look at contemporary values and the secret desire most people have to be heroic or significant.

The series was inspired in part by the French Romantic painters of the early 19th century. Ingres, David, Delacroix and Gericault created heroic depictions of legendary warriors and mythological gods. I've used a similar presentation to create heroic depictions of the normal, everyday people.


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