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David MacDowell: A New Look at Atticus Finch

on March 5, 2009 - 12:54pm

David MacDowell art - Parents Just Don't Understand
David MacDowell describes his art as a fun-loving poke at consumerism, pop culture and the cult of personality. His newest show is called The Sins of Atticus Finch, and I love the piece "Parents Just Don't Understand" (pictured right).

Note the mockingbirds on his tie, and the ad on the back of the book he's reading. Details, folks, it's all in the details.

Most of his subjects are from the media - various movies and celebrities. It's a very entertaining portfolio to peruse.

There's an interview with the artist on Sour Harvest, where I found a great quote:

Thinking back, I'm starting to see that my life outside of art was pointless and dangerous.

I think that's a statement many artists could relate to.

I also really like his piece Cross My Heart (shown below). Something about that little girl makes me smile (in a tingling heebie-jeebie sort of way). Wonderfully creepy character.

David MacDowell art - Cross My Heart

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