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Tootsie Pop Original
Artist: Peter & Madeline Powell
Medium: Acrylic and Airbrush on Panel
Size: 42 in x 23 in
Life’s treats and playthings from the past and present are what we capture in our paintings. We enjoy taking the little things out of everyday life and giving them the prominence and importance they had when we were children. Our paintings invoke the childhood spirit that everyday life has buried deep within us. We strive to blend technical photorealism with the sensual memories of one of childhood’s most pleasurable activities: Eating Candy! Not only getting it, but holding it, looking at it, and unwrapping it – the smell, touch shape and taste of it all feature as crucial motifs in our work. Through the dramatically over-sized images of Hershey Kisses, Bazooka Bubble Gum, M&M’s and lollipops along with toys, crayons, cars and food, we explore the grandiose theatricality and corporeality of American modernity, seeking especially to harness the joy of shared childhood memories.