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Giant in Trouble
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Giant in Trouble' shows a recurring figure in McLarty's art--a bloated giant seemingly bent on destruction. At the same time, his paintings convey a frightful gaiety as, in this work, the giant is overwhelmed by acrobatic figures and forms, whimsical helicopters and airplanes, and animals suggestive of the pottery that the McLartys collected during their many trips to Mexico. Between the giant's legs a volcanic mountain in ringed by clouds, and a boat with twin stacks plies the waters on one of Portland's
Acrylic paintings, Animals, Boats, Cities & towns, Giants, Human body, Oceans, Paintings, Plants, Seas