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Goodbye Mrs Hollow Horn Bear. Crayon, magic marker, colored pen, collage on recycled consumer box. 11.5x16

Ravage. Crayon, magic marker, colored pen on recycled consumer pastry box. 13x16.5

The good, The bad, The ugly. Crayon, magic marker, colored pen, collage on recycled consumer pastry box. 13x16

Iggy.  Crayon, magic marker, colored pen on recycled kit & kaboodle consumer box. 8.25x12.2

Dion Hitchings - Portraits on Recycled Trash

Within my artwork I have found my own "Unique World" which has no rules or boundaries. My inspirations are varied and vast, everyhting from dreams and indians, nuns and demons, the Jerry Springer Show and chickens to sins and celebrities. My world and therefore my art, is guaranteed to be colorful, self-revealing, emotional, chidlike and an "eye full" to all who view it.

I purposely choose to use untraditional media. I create my works with various children`s art supplies including, crayons, magic markers, highlighters and colored pens. Using consumer boxes, discarded furniture and "trash" instead of traditional drawings surfaces has enabled me to break down pre-existing print, images and textures while allowing the type and pictures from the recycled object to become organically part of the portrait. 

During the creative process, I discovered the need to deconstruct then reconstruct the face to fit within the shape of the surface. The results are portraits that have a shattered appearence with broken and missing pieces but also form a more powerful, interesting and often disturbing viewpoint. 

Portraits on Recycled Trash offers a glimpse into my own unique world, that is filled with altered and more comples viewpoints and an opportunity for the viewer to Think Outise the Box.