Trenton Doyle Hancock
Hancock makes prints, drawings, and collaged felt paintings which tell stories of a fantastical nature. The characters which populate his imaginary worlds include the Mounds, half-animal, half-plant creatures, which are preyed upon by evil beings called vegans. The usual meaning of the word vegan is a human who avoids leather, meat, milk and other products considered by the vegan lifestyle to be unethical, but in Trenton Doyle Hancock's work these people with their ethical lifestyle are merely being used by these "vegan" creatures. The style of Doyle's paintings and other visual work appears to be influenced by abstract expressionism, surrealism and "bad art".