If your action figures still hold an important place in your heart and mantel, then the work of artist Robert Burden will definitely tickle your fancy.
Using relics from an 80s baby's toy box, Burden has captured the plastic styling of your favorite former playmates meticulously on canvas. Giving these treasured childhood artifacts the kind of attention usually paid to noble man of a bygone era, Burden creates stoic portraiture demonstrating the prominence and importance these figures held throughout his early life.
Robert Burden compares these plastic toys to "talismans." They are the perfect clean-cut representations of good and evil. They represent an innocence and a childlike understanding of morals, which quickly becomes muddled when entering the world where absolutes do not exist. For anyone who ever played with their Castle Grey Skull set while entranced by the latest episode of He-Man, Robert Burden has created just the piece for you.
While your significant other might raise an eyebrow at your recent acquisition, the imminent wave of nostalgia Burden's pieces inspire should silence their protests long enough for you to find a place to hang this artwork.
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