Fantasy In The Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock's Work

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Stories whether it be autobiographical, fictional, satirical, or fantastical can all be used as inspiration for artists. Stories help to illustrate events, both fictional and non-fiction. Similarly, fantasy is also a muse for art. Fantasy is a visual representation of unreal worlds and altered states of consciousness, using invention and imagination in a creative way. Fantasy can be used with abstraction, taking an ordinary image and altering it to become more dreamlike.
“Story” artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s paintings tell the story of the Mounds, a group of mythical creatures. Myths can be used as form of fantasy storytelling, therefore fantasy is a key component to his work. Hancock depicts characters with names such as Torpedo Boy, Loid,
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