I am a Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian and abstract painter. My Prime Directives are to Spread Whimsy and to Explore Abstract Neighborhoods.
Peter the Tattooed Parrot does both. He is a Whimsical Creature with a head like a duck, a neck like a giraffe and the body of a Victorian lady wearing a bustle. Each of his designs represents a neighborhood, and each looks better because of the designs that surround it.
Had you told me in 2006 that I would have taken responsibility for the whimsical wildlife of Saint Paul (Minnesota), painted more than 1000 images for four years of “Image-a-day” painting, created a 5×10-foot installation of Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul, and set about creating a safe space for the Pandas and Frogs who live in the Hidden Bamboo Forest of Saint Paul, I’d have questioned both your sanity and your judgement. I had no idea that the body of abstract painting that I began in 2009 would be metaphorical images of neighborhoods that celebrate differences, I would have said that I was “overthinking.” But here I am.