Kids candy world, rethought and remixed. Reremembered. How we remember is remixed from what we may have thought originally. This is also different from the way others saw it. Especially since it is hard to think what the normal looked like once, not even trying to project it into the future? I was thinking about the kids’ candy world turned upside down by the global lockdown and what could possibly replace the reality they no longer had. So I moved the kids into places more fun to hopefully raise everyone’s spirits.
The worlds kids live in, amplified outside. More dragons, unicorns, castles, pick axes and anything else needed to create the worlds they seek.
It starts with one photo or more and each image becomes its own world. In some cases, the single image did not stand on its own and needed something more. In most cases though, I had an idea that was just beyond what the single photo contained. So I tinkered, drawing, layering and adjusting, until the image matched my idea.
I like walking around to see what’s around the bend or over the hill. Sometimes what my camera captures isn’t what I saw, so adjustments are needed.
As part of the kids universe of candy and fantasy, this series captures the heightened world of fun kids see, or wish they would see around them.
Abstractish things I see around me. Usually needs something to take it from what the camera saw to the way I remember.
The jumble of the state fair elevated to true carnival proportions.