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Missy Feigum

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Springy_noborder
Springy, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Conjoined
Conjoined by Love, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12 X 12 X 1 Inches © missy feigum
Lg04_pig
More Bacon for yer Buck, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg10_jackalope
The Elusive Jackalope, 2009 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg13_peep
Peep, 2 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg05_stumpy
Stumpy, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg06_kitten
Twice as Cute, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg15_back
I've Got Your Back, 2009 Acrylic on Masonite 8" X 8" © missy feigum
Lg03_bun
Bad Bunny, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" © missy feigum
Lg07_yoda
Yoda is a Very Good Listener, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg09_sniffy
Sniffy, 2009 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg12_fawn
Oh, Deer!, 2009 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg14_twins
Sisters, 2009 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum
Lg17_dantebg
Hell's Vestibule, 2009 Acrylic and Epoxy on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum 2009
Lg18_dantedog
Cerberus , 2009 Acrylic and Epoxy on Masonite 4" X 4" © missy feigum 2009
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Uncommitted , 2009 Acrylic and Epoxy on Masonite 4" X 4" © missy feigum 2009
Lg01_lamb
Springy, 2008 Acrylic on Masonite 12" X 12" © missy feigum 2008
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Baby Octi Beauty Pageant, 2009 Acrylic 4" X 4" © Missy Feigum
Dolls7
Inside, 2009 Mixed Media - Russian Nesting Dolls 4"
Dolls2
Inside - detail, 2009 Mixed Media - Russian Nesting Dolls 4"
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Cannibunny 1, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6"x6" © missy feigum 2010
Lg32_cannibun2
Cannibunny 2, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6"x6" © missy feigum 2010
Lg33_cannibun3
Cannibunny 3, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6"x6" © missy feigum 2010
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Dr. Bunny, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 8" X 8" © missy feigum 2010
Lg35_mummy
Mummy Bunny, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 12" X 16" © missy feigum 2010
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Double Bunny, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 8" X 8" © missy feigum 2010
Lg37_trouble
Trouble, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 12" X 12" © missy feigum 2010
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VooDoo Bunny Love Spell, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 12" X 12" © missy feigum 2010
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VooDoo Bunny Love Spell, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 12" X 12" © missy feigum
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Rx: Mouse Pie, to cure Stammering, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6"x 6" © missy feigum 2010
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Rx: Mice on Toast, to cure Bedwetting, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6"x 6" © missy feigum 2010
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Rx: A Duck's Cold Breath, to cure Asthma, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6"x 6" © missy feigum 2010
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Rx: A Duck's Cold Breath, 2010 Acrylic on Panel 6" X 6" © missyfeigum2010
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Corndogs, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 6x 8 © missyfeigum2011
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Coos Bay, Oregon
Birth year
1968
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Tags
mixed-media, pop, modern
Statement

I am a painter currently living and working in San Francisco, California. I have been painting since the age of 19 when I discovered that the skills I acquired in college art classes could be applied to the examination of my own psyche. Since then, I have used painting as a tool to help me better understand myself, creating honest, humorous, moody and expressive paintings.

Currently, I am compelled to explore freaks of nature, animals whose physiology verges from the normal. Though often considered horrific–especially when created with imperious intent by humankind- they can be endearing as well. When I stumble across their images, I find myself unable to pull my eyes away: pity and revulsion battle it out within me as I peer in fascination at their abnormalities. I know I am not alone in my fascination as images of these unique creatures abound in the media. On the Internet alone they are often the most emailed image of the day, some achieving a near celebrity status.

My latest work "Little Abominations" is a series of animal portraits rendered in a whimsical, brightly colored fashion, giving them a children's-room feel. This initially distracts from their deformities. Once the 'wrongness' of the animals is spotted, the too-vivid colors and over-the top cutesiness seem cloying and twisted. My intent is to re-create for the viewer the juxtaposition between the allure and repulsion I feel for these oddities.