LITHOGRAPH

2008

This is a drawing of a character I created named Gilbert getting himself in quite a predicament.

THE STORY

Gilbert is a character I created during college. He wears a mask and finds himself in some precarious situations, such as in this piece being pied by some sneaky henchmen.  A few series in college involved GIlbert and clowns, being a theme of masks. Everyone wears a “mask” at some point; very few people open up wholeheartedly to everyone they meet. So Gilbert was a physical depiction of the mask that we wear in society and public. There are only a very select few people that we open up to, and the same goes for Gilbert. However, that masking usually leads to some awkward situations, such as being pied in the face.