I've always loved fooling around with costumes and personas. Astrologers would say this was natural for a Gemini and I would have to agree. These days I am pretty much constantly working on murals, paintings, faux projects, etc. When I want to have some fun I fool around on the computer for a few minutes challenging myself to create a unique disguise a la Sherlock Holmes. I find it incredibly fun and it makes me titter like a monkey every time.
|The artist as a young miscreant. Here I am in 1986 or so as a wayward 10 year old. There was a companion picture to go with this. I dressed "preppy" for another one but my brother cropped my head off by accident.|
When I was a kid I just played with different personas with the camera. I'm far too lazy for playing dress up these days.
|This was a tribute to that within us all that is deathless. Soul, Atman...whatever. I painted this with the idea of myself in death mask blowing a kiss to myself from beyond. It was a reminder of both death and eternal life.|
|Getting my Patrick Nagel on. Without my scruff I look like a totally different person. I didn't want to spend too much time on it. For a quickie I think it's pretty good....|
|Old Timey Robert Phelps|
|Samurai Warrior Robert Phelps|
|Devil May Care (He doesn't) Robert Phelps|
|Religious Toast Robert Phelps|
|Victorian Curmudgeon Robert Phelps|
|Hypnotic Neon Robert Phelps|
|Patriotic, Beer-Swiller Robert Phelps|
|80s Trading Card Robert Phelps|
|Suck It Robert Evans....Robert Phelps took your place in the movie poster|
|Frenchy Fancy Pants Robert Phelps|
|Civil War General Robert Phelps|