Clinton Ricketts

Region: Midwest

In my work, I create narratives using references from personal and popular resources. I am endlessly fascinated by human interactions. I explore the comfort found in ritual and group thinking. My characters wait patiently together, groom each other, and task towards small, strange goals. I focus on the nuances of expressions and gestures and their meanings, both implicit and vague.

My recent drawings are taken from photographs in which I ask family and friends to act as players in staged absurd narratives. I am obliged to the photograph or source from which I am drawing, but the practice of drawing is for me an opportunity for creative invention. Through this invention, I explore my own thoughts on the human condition.