Acrylic, charcoal, found objects, paper and pastel on board
Exhibited: “Large & In Charge,” Flax Gallery, Saint Louis
“King of All Cosmos: My, Earth really is full of things!”
Wikipedia: “Katamari Damacy (塊魂, Katamari Damashii, lit. “Clump Spirit”) is a third-person puzzle-action video game that is published and developed by Namco for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It was first released in Japan, and then later in South Korea and North America. The game’s plot concerns a diminutive prince on a mission to rebuild the stars, constellations and Moon, which were accidentally destroyed by his father, the King of All Cosmos. This is achieved by rolling a magical, highly adhesive ball called a katamari around various locations, collecting increasingly larger objects, ranging from thumbtacks to people to mountains, until the ball has grown large enough to become a star. Katamari Damacy’s story, characters, and settings are bizarre and heavily stylized, rarely attempting any semblance of realism, though the brands and items used are based on those current in Japan during the game’s production.”
Photo by Jessica Burns.