About the artist
Tell us about this design.
Today's toys are super detailed and super articulated, and that's cool. Still, they'll never come close to the awesome action figures we had when we were young. This design is a tribute to the toys that defined a decade, which for many of us are now abandoned, broken, or simply lost to time
Where are you located?
I'm in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's a hot bed of... um... well given the humidity lately, it's just hot.
What's a day in the life of Chris like?
It usually starts with coffee and cinnamon toast and ends in tears.In between, there's sometimes a trip to the toy store to check out the latest arrivals
Why are you an artist?
I like to create and entertain. So it's partly about personal expression, and it's partly about making people laugh (or at the very least, smile)
What other interests do have (besides art)?
I'm a huge toy fan, though I'm not expressly a collector (it's far too expensive to be a completionist these days). I'm also an avid toy photographer, and you can see most of my work at flickr.com/powerpig.
It seems you are Flickr famous? How did that come about?
My Flickr popularity increased exponentially when I combined action figures and—of all things—a chipmunk. My Star Wars chipmunk series of pics has become a very popular (if bizarre) phenomenon, and I quite enjoy the process of taking the pictures. The chipmunks are wild and live in and around my folk's backyard, and they're easily befriended. The challenge is to get them into comical situations where they seem to be interacting with the action figures
What do you want Teefury fans to know?
I'm not completely crazy. :D
If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?
I feel as though I should suggest a cool little restaurant somewhere foreign; a hidden treasure that I feel lucky to have uncovered. But if history is any indication of the future, you'd probably find me under the golden arches
What would the you of now, tell the you of ten years ago?
Don't get your hopes up—there are still no flying cars. Oh, and don't buy an HD-DVD player
Recommend a product!
If you're a photographer, get yourself a tripod from Manfroto. I struggled for years with unstable tripods that would actually shake slightly when the camera mirror swung up, marring my pictures. The Manfroto has fixed that nicely. They're expensive, but as I learned, you get what you pay for.
Any shout outs?
Kevin and Matt, who are also big toy fans. They're definitely my enablers:D