Theo Mercier's Abominable Snowman Art is Expressive and Melancholic

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 26, 2015
References: theomercier & sweet-station
This Yeti-inspired sculpture by Theo Mercier is part whimsical and part melancholic. The French artist doesn't only specialize in sculpture and is also a talented painter and photographer.

Though his educational training lies in the design field, Theo Mercier is a self-taught artist whose work knows no bounds. His past experience includes working with Matthew Barney and Bernard Wilhelm and has experienced his love of found objects that are often featured in his works.

In the case of this snowman-themed sculpture, he explores emotional themes and expresses them through a childlike and whimsical character. His snowman sits on a chair and appears sad and deep in thought. Though scary and large at first glance, the snowman appears weak and somewhat trapped in his own skin.