The Art of Imaginary Friends

My friend Ron alerted me to an awesome upcoming exhibition at the William Baczek Fine Arts gallery. From May 2-June 2 they’ll be featuring Travis Louie and his series, The Secret Pet Society. An example is Julia & Her Swamp Friend, 2012, acrylic on board, 20 x 16″:

What dreamy, eerie, cool art. From the description for this piece: “Julia discovered him while she was collecting red-spotted salamanders in the swamp behind her parent’s farm house. She mistook the crown of branch-shaped tendrils on its head as a thicket of dead birch trees. The creature turned out to be quite harmless.”

Need to make a road trip to check out this exhibit.

(image: Travis Louie)

2 thoughts on “The Art of Imaginary Friends

  1. I’ve always been interested with that concept, a child’s strong imagination, to be able to see what no one can see… I have never had that, even though i distinctly remember that i had little friends, if not any, as a kid.
    By i guess i saved up my imagination so i can cash it in right now 🙂

    I wish to see the exhibit, maybe one day

    Glad i stepped by 🙂

  2. That is so cool! I love imaginery friends. 🙂 My oldest daughter had a whole society of them and my son had an imaginery brother. Poor thing has three sisters and no brothers, so I guess he needed one!

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