Imagine a summer day camp where children get to sit outside under a big, old tree when it’s nice. Sometimes they finger paint. Sometimes they eat popsicles. Sometimes they pee. Sometimes they flick boogers. Always they scream. And because children are messy, imagine if you looked at the base of that tree. That’s this, but as an original abstract artwork.
Acrylic and ink
10 x 10”
Cory Potter is a Michigan-based artist who hoards paper for collage, paint for abstracts, and glitter for both. He is interested in the weird, the bright, the queer, the garish, the strange, and the unconventional and will use anything as an art supply. Like a squirrel, he is attracted to shiny things and free nuts. He’s been included in numerous Flint Institute of Arts Student Exhibitions, Arte Della Morte at Mainsail Collective (Flint, MI 2019), Kaleidoscope of Expression at Pontiac Creative Arts Center (Pontiac, MI 2019), and the Blick Art Materials Local Artist Winter Showcase (Detroit, MI 2019). During 2020, he participated in virtual exhibitions with the Detroit Deltas (Detroit, MI) and the Harvey Milk Festival (Sarasota, FL). Follow him on Instagram at @cup_of_coco.