Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Why Gnot Gnomes?

If you are familiar with my work you have probably noticed that it is somewhat devoid of male images. I don't know why women are so beautiful and the muses of artists throughout history. I'm not the first to be guilty. But occasionally I think, "Well, maybe I should draw a male."

So where to go for inspiration is the next question. I don't know about you, but I feel like I have been several different people at this point of my life. A much younger me was more into fantasy than I am now. One of my favorites were gnomes, and I have to admit still is. And yes, I've loved lots of classic kitsch: mushrooms, ladybugs, frogs (ladybugs and frogs are kitschy too right??). But gnomes. . . Hey! those are male!

So, if you were wondering, "Why gnomes?" I say, "Why gnot gnomes?!" ;)