Mikey Foster Estes

Artist based in Phoenix, AZ

Current + Upcoming

March 17—April 9, 2022
In with the Old: Five Years of Project Art Distribution
The Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College (Purchase, NY)

April 2—June 18, 2022
Chasing Ghosts
Vision Gallery (Chandler, AZ)

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Mikey Foster Estes

Artist based in Phoenix, AZ

Current/Upcoming

March 17—April 9, 2022
In with the Old: Five Years of Project Art Distribution
The Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College (Purchase, NY)

April 2—June 18, 2022
Chasing Ghosts
Vision Gallery (Chandler, AZ)

Contact
Instagram
After Beaver, 2021
assorted rocks, acrylic paint, permanent marker, googly eyes
dimensions variable

Originally made by my father, these painted rocks are yard ornaments that had seen years of sun damage. Paint was chipped and/or discolored, marks were becoming faint, and the characteristic googly eyes had melted away. Using the craft paints he left behind, After Beaver restores these animal-like creatures to proper condition. Although liberties were taken in terms of color, Beaver’s crudely drawn facial expressions are in large part preserved. This act of absorbing his work into mine is reminiscent of how he would occasionally alter my own student projects to decorate the house over the years.