Born 1980 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Raised in Sweden and upstate NY. have been living out of a suitcase since the age of 18. I moved from Brooklyn to Kansas City over a year ago to work on my latest project which has recently been completed and is now being shown around....I look forward to showing this sculpture everywhere soon. I contend with creations meant for mass consumption and one of a kind creations, so I got a job at my local SuperTarget store to build their displays every day for every product they sell. I love art yet I needed to study the machine of a place like Target and see all the different products that are created for the masses and how everything functions at a place like that. As for fine art, I believe the human body is the greatest creation and that life is the greatest work of art.
Designing one of a kind creations and wanting them to be more accessible I began making clothes and created a company to house them under. PENNY clothing uses the most neglected and taken for granted piece of US currency and recycles it into a marketing campaign for the art that drapes what I believe to be the greatest creation; the human body. There's a "fashion runway" that accompanies this project which is shown here as well called the PENNY skategarden.
The latest work I've made is a sculpture of the human body, but the point of the sculpture is to celebrate human movement as well as human form. I created a company to house this sculpture as well so it has a chance to get into the hands of those who might not ever be enticed to step foot in a place where there are art sculptures. The name of the company is LEGITtm action figures LLC. Turning an adjective into a noun, but also making a statement as to what exactly this sculpture is capable of doing. Now you see why I wanted to study for a bit at Target university.
I want the highest and best for everyone, and everyone who creates. I hope you enjoy some of my naive pop art (a bit of a clash) and some of the sculptures and other things. Take care - Ted.…Read More
I currently work at Target and have created my own company. LEGITtm action figures LLC and the concepts therein are being shown for the first time to industry insiders as we speak. I dream of the democratization of fine art to a degree....I just want people everywhere to have a chance to own good art that they can actually access at their local store. The way music has been accessible is how I've always wanted some of the works that I create to be accessible. …Read More
i'm always listening to elderstatesmen and women who create art, and then create and plan everyday. i wanted to create clothing as well so i studied a bit in fashion design. but i've always wanted to blow the hot air away from my work. convey innocence and be free. treat art like rock n roll. soulful. naive pop art. penny art. …Read More