“Little Devils” is a post-apocalyptic theme reminiscent of the 1950’s and other images of the past. The three headed baby image has a feel of the “Little Rascals”, yet the clothing this beast wears is take from a much earlier period in history (early photography). The message is poking fun at child rearing and the endless days and nights feeding, changing diapers, cleaning up after your child and all the amount of work that goes into raising a child. I struggled with raising my one and only child, but there hasn’t been a day that I would miss raising her. Now she has grown to be an independent teen who just need space to grow. I miss the earlier times when she was a baby and I would play with her. She has grown to be a mature little adult.
I have used the Uncle Sam character with his modern day astronaut puppet to symbolize the way politician act and how easy it is to sway their views with power or money. It seem like most politicians have been corrupted in some sort of ways.
Big clumsy Mickey Mouse hands surround the painting, giving it a bizarre and whimsical look. The hands also balance out the composition.
Images and characters were meant to have a vintage period look. I would date the time period would be 1950’s. This is when life was changing from innocent to a World War. When a dictator was in power in Germany and was causes the liquidation of all Jews on the face of the earth. A time when we learned what devastation a nuclear bomb would have on a country and nothing will ever be the same again. Till this day, I dreaded what our future will bring. Will we all live as one or will there be an apocalyptic event that will change everything.