My first interest in Action figures started when I was a little kid watching Toy Story, Batman, Spiderman, and many other shows. I never really looked at them for anything other than something to play with. When I took this class it opened my views up to so many other things that are art instead of just pictures, paintings, and sculptures. It allowed me to look at art and appreciate it and that is what I did when I saw these pictures.
I remember seeing something about action figures that really caught my eye and it was something I have never seen before. We all have seen action figures before, but I have not seen action figures posed in such ways. We normally see one action figure by itself and in the same pose every time we see it, but these that I happened to come across were completely different. These were set up in a way to tell a story, to let you see something happening in a moment. It allows you to infer what will happen next.
My favorite picture is the one of Woody beating up Woody. You can see so much emotion in that picture that you really stop at look at it and begin to analyze what is happening. That is what I think art is allow about trying to be able to make you really understand what the artist is trying to tell you through the paint, picture, etc… What I really enjoy about this art is that you can take one picture and it could have a million different meanings. It is all about how you look at the picture. If we all looked at the same picture, I believe that we would all have different opinions on what is going on.
The main reason I picked this type of art, is because it is different. It takes something that you might have in your bedroom or you sons bedroom and they create art out of it. There were only a couple of the photos that I could find who made them, but that is it anyone can do it.
Here is a place you can view the photos i’m talking about.
- How long does it take to create something like this?
- How much thought process goes behind each set up?
- Does this type/kind of art appeal to you?