Children playing pretend in the shadow of the fictional characters they’re pretending to be [14 pics]

February 11, 2014 | By Abraham | 2 comments

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.

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2 Comments

  1. Paul Westerberg says:

    Would love to see a kid playing a tennis racquet with an image of Hendrix in the background. Not that I ever did that as a kid.

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