Yes Hi-Fructose is part of the thousands – possibly bajillions, who were influenced in some way by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are and so couldn’t let the emergence of the beloved classic pass us by without helping to add to the collective buzz. Within the art world, logically, art in many forms (personal art, graffiti, group art exhibits ’round the world etc.,) inspired around the theme have cropped up in tribute. And likewise many artists pay homage as well, to the book and author who helped nudge the machinations of our imaginations (say that five time fast) in the right direction. One such artist is Marshall Alexander, a Dutch paper engineer whose newly fashioned paper toy folds into the likeness of the notorious Max, his contribution to Terrible Yellow Eyes; an exhibit of selected artworks inspired by the book which opens September 19th at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.
“Max” – paper
Marshall’s patterns are generously made available for download on his website.
Peep more of the art work in the show here…
This is unrelated to the exhibit but be sure (espicially for those who doubt the integrity of the film’s retelling) to see this little featurett video of Sendak talking about director Spike Jonez’s approach to his story. Also included, interview excerpts with Dave Eggers and Spike Jonez.