Trippin' is a series that was two years in the works and is significantly different then all my other compilations. The spark of an idea first came to me while listening to Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit". While I toyed with new painting ideas, nothing concrete came to mind. It was after chilling to The Pixies' "Monkey Gone to Heaven" that the concept for this long thought out series finally came together. Deviating from my portrait - street art style, I decided to create a more illustrative pop art series. Based on animals in rock songs as the subject matter, I have created these edgier, ragged come to life toys. Some of the most well known "animal titled" songs come from the sixties, a time of lyric writing influenced by psychedelics. To reflect the vibe and energy for these new works, Trippin' was born.