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Doug McAbee
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2017

The commute to work. A conversation with my wife. The funny thing my kids did this morning. These are the things that become drawings and sculptures.

Bold colors, shiny surfaces and whimsical imagery are essential elements in my drawings and sculptures. I am interested in the power of color, beauty and humor in visual communication and how a viewer’s personal experiences will affect how they interpret the images they are presented. My artwork often dips into serious or sinister subject matter, but always does so with a sense of humor, a shiny color and a spoonful of sugar. In my work, things are rarely only what they first appear. As in life, things may be grave and also hilarious, simple and yet complex, mature but also irresponsible.

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