Multiplying kitsches of Jeremie Riggleman at Azusa Pacific University are simultaneously ceremonial and celebratory in their oddly adorable appearance. The creatures are removed from their rightful home — most probably situated in the front yard of a sleepy American suburb. They engage in varying pseudo rituals that echo the lost mysteries of moss-covered moai statues standing on Easter Island and prehistoric, Neolithic Stonehenge staked in Wiltshire. Now a fading notion of 50’s American dream romantically mingles with the enigmas from the millenniums past.
Hailing from Tokyo crossing the Pacific to the land of angels, I was originally trained in video, performance, psychology, and consumer behavior at Azusa Pacific University. I wound up pursuing abstraction in painting and drawing at Claremont Graduate University. These days I enjoy teaching foundational art & design at Azusa Pacific. I am also a co-founder and writer for Better Luck Tomorrow. As always, if you like what you read, please like our Facebook page and spread the love. Thanks for reading!