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Artist Lamar Peterson Puts a Dark Twist on Colorful Cartoons

 - May 6, 2011
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Brooklyn-based Lamar Peterson delivers a bizarre, dark and slightly twisted approach with his fairytale-like collection of work. While at first glance Peterson's vividly colored cartoons may come across as simple fairytale depictions of children and families spending time together outdoors, a closer look will reveal much more cryptic characteristics.

While the backgrounds in the photos represent beautiful and fairytale-typical landscapes of mountains, flowing rivers and serene sunsets, the forefronts of the pieces paint a rather unsettling image. From children carelessly carrying around a massive head in a wagon, to Michael Jackson with a somber expression surrounded by giant snowflakes, Lamar Peterson's works are as unconventional as they are alluring.