Sometimes when you put a bunch of disparate elements together it all works out perfectly; just look at a delicious seafood gumbo, or the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, who combined to create "P-Funk", though hopefully not in the diapers they wore on stage. Combining various recycled randomness to art up your crib, Rik Catlow.
A Jersey-born Charlotte resident whose works've been displayed at Alcove Gallery, Rik creates "urban pop art" he defines as a stream of unrelated images merging to form a unified composition, which he slaps on everything from Masonite boards to flattened beverage cans, because it gives his work "an organic quality and a sense of whimsy", though thankfully not Wham!sy, since that would only encourage freak gasoline fight accidents. His can-smashy mixed media artworks have original drawings plastered among random clippings, including "Punk", featuring a freckled, three-toothed, camel hump-headed dude with uneven/spaced-out eyes (think Sloth), and "Unusual", displaying a dreary-eyed blue cyclops, fighting dogs, and a magazine review of KOL's Only By The Night flanked by a cutout of the word "Losers", which is really how more kidnapping notes should begin. He's also got original paintings like the cartoony circles-'n-sharp-angles "Edward Scissorhands", the 3-D wood-stacked "Decision", with two gawk-eyed guys and a b&w bikini model, and the "Deadhead" series of "x"-eyed, decapitated green, blue, and magenta head shapes named "Red", "Ted", and "Zed", whose cartoonishly rendered hanging eyeball is sure to make anybody feel like less of a gimp.
Every order includes free stickers and postcards, and you can also check out Rik's extensive Flickr catalog of previous works like "Bunghole", featuring Beavis as "Cornholio", whose insatiable desire for coffee and TP lets you know he was always ready to drop The Bomb.