Having a pet to come back to can make any house feel like a home, until you realize you can totally see its butthole. Bad form, Snickers! Get the animal without the anus with art from Jesse Link.
This collection of highly textured collage-inspired paintings boasts a whimsical menagerie of wild/domestic animals in absurdist settings, as well as scenes from daily life undercut by pathos, all from the mind of a self-taught Seattle-based artist who started painting in earnest while deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he spent most of his time trying to identify
what Michelangelo did W.M.D. Some highlights
Umbrella Bear: A 36"x48" number boasting a dripping gray-ish smear (helpfully labeled H2O) above a flower-strewn alpine field, through which walks said umbrella-carrying brown bear, wearing only a pair of boxer shorts -- no doubt added after the outcry surrounding Umbrella Bare.
206: Boasting geo-appropriate raindrops/rainbows, this 3D graffiti-style set of numerals has been turned into a creature and topped w/ a crown, making it the king of area codes -- a title Ludacris might have something to say about, if he wasn't busy running lines for Fred Claus 2.
The Prodigious and the Paltry: A circle-of-life-ish painting featuring blue birds and a massive green caterpillar with tiny wings crawling from earthy depths where tree roots tap into a glowing power source, much like the Roots tapping into the same Jimmy Fallon.
To get in on the action, hit JL up via email for originals, or the e-store for prints on 100% cotton rag paper/stretched canvas, as well as iPad & iPhone decorative skins, though thanks to a certain chocolate Lab, who hasn't already gotten an eyeful of that?