An ongoing theme in the work of artist Craig Davidson is how elaborate a child’s imagination can be with only the simplest of props. And since his paintings are imaginative in and of themselves, his work is enjoyably meta — imaginative images of imagination.

Here are just a few of his nostalgia-inducing pieces featuring children playing dress ups and the characters they picture in their minds…

Star Wars

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The Wizard of Oz

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See more of Davidson’s work on his site and his Facebook page.