The Far Side 4

Abstract black squiggly shapes on top of intersecting blue vertical and horizontal lines with a curved black line across the work

Artist: Lee Walton (1974–)
Title: The Far Side 4, 2016
Medium: graphite and mixed media on paper
Size: 9 x 7 inches (22.9 x 17.8 cm)

Stemming from the grid-based methods of the Social System series, The Far Side Drawings playfully reference Gary Larsen's Far Side comics of the 1980's. Drawn directly from the comics themselves, selected lines, segments, dashes, shapes and stipples interact freely within the constraints of formal grid structures. During the milieu of 2016, an unimaginable, non-sensical, absurdly upside down year, diving into the Far Side was a search for sanity.