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Philo Northrup

These pieces are from my “Couples” series of assemblages.  I work with these discarded toys and bric-a-brac (my art supplies) formally.  These materials are juxtaposed based on shape, tone and color.  The toys are recombined and paired according to their expressions, which usually suggest an adult appetite for sex or conquest.


Artworks are like poems or songs, and therefore mean different things to different people.  Do their attitudes and behavior seem disturbingly familiar?  Are you looking into someone else’s rear window, or into a distorted mirror?

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