America: Let's Play Over the Rainbow
The title of this ToyBox says it all….
I have always been intrigued by the American fascination for their flag. As a French born artist, I was never raised with the respect of the flag and often felt ashamed of my country’s lack of patriotism. With this piece, I wanted to show all of what America represents for me. The rainbow which is a symbol of freedom and peace, tolerance and acceptance: the recognition of the LGBT movement and gay marriage. The reference of the song “over the rainbow” emphasizes my belief that led me to make the ToyBox: there is a yearning desire and need for all people (children or adults) to escape their surroundings and go to a place where they have greater powers and opportunities.
Materials: multiple unique vintage, collectible and/or recycled PEZ figurines framed in a 3D lacquered white wood frame and plexiglass front protector.
Dimensions: 37”x 23″x 4″
Limited edition of 10. Though each piece is truly unique due to toys used.