Mixed media painting installation.
Soft sculpture (troll): fabric, embroidery, found doll parts. googly eyes, notions, stuffed animals, sticks and synthetic polymer paint.
Wood sculptures (beavers): hand-carved basswood with woodburning, fabric, faux fur, notions, silkscreen, free-motion stitching, embroidery, beading, needle-felting, sticks, synthetic polymer paint.
Wall and floor panels: synthetic polymer paint and wood-burning on birch panels.
Dimensions variable, base structure: 80 x 80 x 77"
Detail of troll side with stuffed animals showing through transparent fabric.
Detail of Woody Beaver's footprints. Synthetic polymer paint and wood-burning on floor panel.
Detail of Woody Beaver.
Hand-sewn garments, soft-sculpture with beading, and wood-burning on carved basswood. Synthetic polymer paint on stick.
Detail of Woody Beaver's tail.
Free motion stitching and embroidery on quilted fabric.
Detail of Greta Beaver.
Needle-felted hat, hand-sewn garments, and synthetic polymer paint on basswood and stick.
Detail of Greta Beaver's tail and footprints.
Woodburning and synthetic polymer paint on panel. Faux fur, stuffed fabric and notions.
View from above of Bob Beaver with his footprints and Greta Beaver (back view).
Detail of troll face.
Googly eyes, embroidery, and synthetic polymer paint on fabric.
Detail of troll hair, top view (Bob Beaver in background).
Stuffed animal parts and wrapped/stuffed fabric.
Video of Bob Beaver.
Hand-silkscreened design on black hoodie, denim, soft sculpture, carving, wood-burning, and synthetic polymer paint on basswood/balsa.
Selected vantage points for viewing anamorphism in Where did you go, Mike Kelley? (Eaten by Trolls OR The Family Tree...)
Views vary by site; work is repainted at each installation.
Detail of tree nymphs.
Wood-burning and synthetic polymer paint on wood panel.