Follies / 2015
Architectural follies were an aristocratic fancy during 18th century France and England. Often built in the form of anachronistic ruins such as pyramids or towers in the middle of a garden, the sole function of these whimsical structures was purely ornamental. This series of paintings came from a similar impulse to create a deliberately imperfect thing. Something that look as if it is in a state of organic decay, and whose only purpose is to delight.
Shown at Cupcake Royale / Capitol Hill, May 2015. Curated by Timothy Rysdyke