Humor and Horror / by Chris Maynard

 Pelicanesis . turkey feathers . 20" x 19"

Pelicanesis . turkey feathers . 20" x 19"

Life offers two features in abundance: beauty and horror. So how does a sane person cope? Focus on one side of this, the beauty? Watch horror movies?  Emphasize sacredness and specialness of existence? For me, I find an underlying theme of humor provides some balance. People often say that my pieces have a bit of comedy. I don’t usually try to do that but I like it when a piece makes me smile. Especially when the title fits.