Tinky Winky, Sticker Art, cover for a personal playlist of music, 2003
Tinky Winky the TeleTubby was a target of the conservative culture wars in 1999, promoting a homophobic and mysogynistic panic that any children who played with the purple TeleTubby would "turn gay" because Tinky Winky appeared to be a male carrying a purse. The toymaker responded that Tinky Winky was in fact carrying a magic bag. Well, isn't every purse a magic bag?
Sticker Art CD Covers
I made this CD Cover for a playlist of Sylvester's music for my car, 2005 (left). Using PhotoShop, I masked a scanned photo of Sylvester from his vinyl album "Greatest Hits" cover (right).
The Real Sound of Canada, digital collage, 2006
I made this cover for a CD I burned with a playlist of Canadian musicians. I started by scanning a music store newspaper ad for "The Real Sound of Canada" and adding my own photos of snow and palm trees. The palm trees are a reference to Canadian "snowbirds" who visit Florida every winter.