Avatar Metal Print
Our metal prints are thin, lightweight and durable 1/16" aluminum sheet canvas. The high gloss finish enhances color and produces sharp image details. Each sheet has a 3/4" wooden frame attached to the back to offset from the wall. Prints have a wire or sawtooth hanger, depending on size selected.
Avatar is the ninth drawing in the series Game Theory. Inspired by various video games that begin with choosing your character’s identity, called avatars. The game Sims, in particular, inspired the interface and icons representing skin tone, eye color, gender and clothing. Here the interface is a round spinning disc, offering the option of choosing a pre-determined stereotyped character like an old maid based on the card game of the same name, a muscled military man with dark shades borrowed from the game Halo, a Brats Doll-like woman with large blue eyes and lips, a college boy with popped-up pink collared shirt and white baseball hat, a cartoon girl inspired by the video game Cooking Mama and a cartoon figure of an older man with a red bow tie, a balding head and a large mustache, inspired by earlier versions of the board game Clue. An oversized lego head appears in the center, still blank, as if awaiting to have its identity chosen. A band of blue with black icons sits on the bottom center. The drawing takes on ideas of gender roles and identity presented to children in the form of action figures and dolls including sex-typed color palettes of pink and blue. Didactic in nature, the drawing still suggests the chance of creating your own identity.