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The first collection of paintings by artist/tattooist Mike "Pooch" Pucciarelli to be published. Includes close up images of larger works, tattoo photos, digital art and work in progress.


About the Author

Mike Pooch
pooch Florida

THE ARTIST formerly known as Michael Pucciarelli is ressurecting Pooch Island from dismantled rides, discarded icons, and forgotten Gods... Raised on a diet of Ray Harryhausen films, H. P. Lovecraft novels, comics, Walt Disney World and other Florida tourist traps, Pooch paints images that seem to exist in a bizarre afterlife. His art is a visual cocktail of these influences—with a shot of lowbrow culture—shaken and stirred, then served up in a souvenir tiki skull on the Day of the Dead. A self-taught artist, he owes much of his painting skills to over ten years of daily tattooing and drawing at his studio, Altered State Tattoo in Lake Worth Florida.
Working in different series allows Pooch the freedom to explore various cultural symbols, but also keeps him inspired to dig deeper into those respective subjects. His newest works reflect his constant exposure to Florida theme parks, where surreal carnival ride “facades” reflect the false fronts of modern society.

Publish Date  February 02, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  50 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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SpookyWah says

That's what my brain looks like inside too! Oh my god, I wish I could afford this book right now~! I'm gonna get it! Don't go out of print in the meantime!

posted at 12:37pm Sep 24 PST

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