"Go to School!" Blockhead Totem by Keith Huie
Handmade by Keith Huie in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
Mixed media, three wooden blocks cut to size, painted and decorated with acrylic paint, spray paint, markers and a variety of hardware. Stacked blockheads are drilled and threaded onto a wooden dowel after being painted. Approximately 9x1.75x4" (sizes vary)
Keith Huie was born and raised near San Diego, California. He was never formally trained but learned through watching his father, who was a very talented artist, photographer and writer. He was also severely depressed and according to Huie, it extinguished much of his creative energy.
All of my art is filtered through a childhood of harsh darkness and absolute perfection in equal amounts. Everything I do carries bits of both realities. It is only recently that I have begun to appreciate it.