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Vincent Hawley

Childhood For Sale


Oil, acrylic, oil pastel on board


  • 24 x 24 inches, unframed – $5000

Most of the toys we played with as children decay over time. Whether we played with them outside in the mud or in the bathtub these material memories start to break down. We hold a certain value to these toys and the time we’ve spent with them. They created moments as we used them, locked away in our minds constantly, slowly, slipping through the cracks as we age. We risk over-writing our memories every time we recall them. In “Childhood For Sale” I look into the disintegration of these childhood memories. Using entirely oil and acrylic I create stereotypical stylized backgrounds of school photos, faux-collaged items, broken toys/objects representing particular events and memories in my life.

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