Size: 12"W x 18"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
“Seatopia” was created for an exhibit called Atomic Tiki Terrors. The theme was kaiju and mid-century tiki culture. I immediately thought of the Japanese film “Godzilla vs Megalon." In the movie, Seatopia is suppose to be an ancient, Atlantean civilization that was harassed by nuclear testing. There is a strange mid-century, space age-meets-Easter Island aesthetic in the movie. I always thought that was cool! I decided to depict Megalon in a tropical setting with a tiki inspired border with references to "Godzilla vs. Megalon." I thought it would be fun to include an awesome quote by Emperor Antonio, the leader of Seatopia!
I was born in Salem, MA and raised in the Greater Boston area. My youth was spent in ice rinks, but I managed to discover my passion for making art. In 2001, I earned a BFA in Graphic Design with Honors from Montserrat College of Art. During the following year, I began work on the “space-ism” concept which produced the first piece for the Icon Series. The concept focuses on creating planes of space within two dimensional artwork while simplifying the imagery to geometric shapes. In addition, I produce drawings, mixed media pieces, and work as a graphic designer. Since 2003, my wife and I have been stuck in the terrifying traffic of Southern California.