Blake Collins's Folks
December 3, 2004 - January 22, 2005
Folks. Blake's recent body of work encompasses his craftsmanship in illustration and his knack for image-driven storytelling through which he makes the ordinary significant. Each drawing or scratchboard piece is layered with descriptive information about the people represented in the starkness of black and white. Blake exaggerates certain characteristics of each figure to draw the viewer's attention to the theme of the composition, thus adding an element of humor and intrigue. Blake lists his influences as Norman Rockwell, Bill Waterson, and Joe Sorren.
"These drawings are of people I have seen or imagined. Each one inspired me to tell a story."
- Blake Collins, artist