Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eve Wood, January 18











Judy Garland Never Liked Snails

This series of drawings is part of a larger grouping entitled "Childhood Apocrypha" which refers to things hidden away from view, spurious outlines of childhood memories, always unreliable, never clear, images, stories, lies, invented, constructed in the mind and designed to shield us from some larger trauma. Many of these images are downright funny, weird, other sweet and devotional like being a kid in the world and not knowing who to trust, but trusting anyway cause there's no other choice. Judy Garland represents the idea of the perfect childhood, broken, then glued back together again. It's never the same.