BEAR LOVING MAN & TEEWEE
The ‘Bear loving man’ represents for me the special connection of man to an inanimate object, the teddy bear. The great emotions and connection people give to the object are represented here in a great embrace.
Teewee is a character that has been evolving ever since I started painting him on pillow dolls when I was a student at AKI in the year 2000. Every time he returns to my work, his personality and significance grow as well. Sometimes I’m not sure who Teewee actually is, is it an alter ego? Teewee is a phonetic name for the figure that has a head shaped like an old television, and I keep getting to know him a little better. In this image where Teewee almost seems to emerge from the ground, a whole new idea about its origins opens up; is Teewee my creation at all or an expression of heavenly existence? As Teewee grows up and develops more and more into a layered and varied personality, there may still be fertile ground for the idea that he could be a self-portrait.
Unique objects. Bear loving man 46 x 38 x 24 cm, Teewee 48 x 34 x 23 cm.