Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Los Angeles artist Megan Whitmarsh grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. As a child in the 70s her sense of futurism was informed by Star Wars (broken robots) instead of Tomorrow Land. She refers to this visual noise of her youth as inspiration and sees her current artistic process as a slightly evolved continuation of a childhood spent making comic books about rabbits watching Mork and Mindy and illustrating songs by Blondie and Bob Dylan.
She works in a variety of low-tech media including drawing, comics, stop-action animation, hand-embroidery and soft sculpture and strives to synthesize an optimistic vision of the future with the detritus of modern life.
She has shown in Iceland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Korea, New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Italy & Spain.
Photo Megan Whitmarsh