He became fascinated with how brushed metal looks under layers of automotive paints, resin and other assorted materials he may use: “I like how the metal moves.”
“I started looking at other nursery rhymes and I realized how they’re sort of creepy already,” Stacy Fahrion says. “I can just intensify the creepiness a little bit.”
Tya Anthony keeps a trunk in her office that represents a personal archive of family history, lineage and her own life.
It’s more than the music that inspires Hetman. Images of Waits started popping up in the visual artist’s work around 2013 or 2014.
"I have an absurdist flare about me and the art that I make is very absurdist and out there," Hernandez says.
“It’s great when one of those really hardcore mint addicts gets in touch and says, ‘I got a box full of these things.’”