Because anyone except Jackson Pollock can create art that actually makes sense, SCAD grad Raney paints and peddles super-colorful, ridiculously trippy works imbued with "a lot of weirdness and nonsense", such as cartoon and NES-esque imagery including everything from wars between bizarre characters to puking pyramids, who clearly party way harder than the old Gizas. Among the craziest stuff:
Terrapin Mounted Eco-Warrior: This piece features a field of purple plants resembling farting hot dogs, and a ghost-costumed dude battling flying robots with a carrot on a fishing pole and a chainsaw, all while sitting on a thorn-legged turtle, which's likely the result of some really bad E.
Nature And Science: Reminiscent of an acid-addled Super Mario scene, the visual madness includes a huge gray funnel hovering between a smiling moon and a pouting sun, and a purple monster asleep by the lake next to two fishbone sets, proving there is still some level of demand for experimental ska/ punk/ funk bands. Two sets!
One Day Your Toaster Will Get Revenge: This gloomy print shows an apocalyptic image of a giant green mechanical octopus with tentacles sprouting from its head, walking through a row of skyscrapers and dropping bombs with yellow tips, which're presumably "call Marty McFly this if you need him to do something, but you're in the Old West and the word 'chicken' doesn't have its current connotation".
Published: May 31, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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