Friday, November 19, 2010

Why the Caged Bird Sings

Lucky Fordyce's doll tableaux have all the nightmarish force of the best sculptures and combines of the golden age of surrealism.

Fordyce has countless props (or should I say characters). Most of these have been reverse-engineered for appearances in dreams.

And these dream photographs are utterly mesmerizing.

As one moves through Fordyce's much darker version of Toy Story (perhaps Toy Story told by the Brothers Quay? Or David Lynch?) one encounters aliens, droids, serial killers, clowns...and...quien sabe?

The question mark is King in Fordyce's world.

And that is what makes his photographs so compelling to me.

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