Fat White Dude
paper piece made out of cardstock, color pencil and adhesive
17 x 14in
Fat White Dude - This work is a description of a beach goer. I think about how beaches are places of freedom and peace. Everyone is there trying to have a good time. In my experience no one cares how anyone looks and I love that. I thought of a fat white dude just hanging out on the beach. Maybe with a speedo on haha.
MICHAEL THORPE, Fat White Dude
Michael C. Thorpe
Based in New York City
Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA
Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.