As of late, Hollywood has been cashing in by tarnishing everything that we found holy as children, so it was refreshing to stumble upon the work of Robert Burden.
Burden is a San Francisco artist who has made a name for himself by creating elaborate paintings of action figures.
That’s right, he’s taken childhood favorites from Thunder Cats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Ma, GI Joe and Voltron and transformed them into magnificent pieces of art. What’s great about his work is that they’re able to tap into your inner child, all while not making you ashamed to hang them up into your adult pad.
Burden, like most us, loved and was amazed with action figures as a kid. Then that thing called growing up happened and he became a little less amazed by them. Burden then became “motivated by the amorphous line that is drawn between imagination and reality,” and well the rest, as they say, is history.
Do yourself a favor and check out his site, Robert Burden’s Toy Box, and yes, you an actually buy his paintings as well, but it will cost you a pretty penny.
Snowman of Hook Mountain
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