Nostalgia on the edge are visual images that bring to mind earlier days of innocence and amazement before knowledge. They are images that conjure the belief in all things possible, like in the tv show Green Acres, where you believed Arnold Ziffel the pig could talk to Sam Drucker. Where a child presses it's nose against a window to see reindeer flying on Christmas Eve, or on a hot summer day, sneaks into the circus in awe of the Tattooed Lady and the tattooed child on her knee. Nostalgia invites us to use our imaginations, and the edge is later knowledge teaching us the child's tattoos are really only paint and makeup. The edge are the prophetic words of Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man quoting, "...soon your boys will be saying words like 'So's your old man!'...and buckling their knickers BELOW the knee..."
My art has an edge to is that is not the nostalgia of Gibson Girls drinking Coke~Cola, but rather, novelty memories when anything was possible; mermaids, women morphing into peacocks, little girls taming ostriches. I invite you to my booth, 3240, to take in the wonder, rather unlike standing on the sidewalk when the circus came rolling in on the railroad. My work is heavily influenced by theatrics, humor, kitsch, feathered and beaded wardrobes! It could be the new greatest thing on earth!