THE STORY: "She used to find it most troublesome that she was always called 'The MAN in the Moon." Now her worries were a bit more dire: the silly humans on Earth just didn't seem to care about their own environment. Upon whom would she shine, if Earth were to self-destruct? Oh, how she fretted!"
Stephen Mackey It’s a popular thing to draw on fairy tales and the fairy tale tradition as inspiration for art, but painter Stephen Mackey has invented a whole fantasy world of his own. Working with oil on wood, his paintings are by turns in media res cautionary stories and mysterious rituals straight out of make-believe myths. Each painting is labeled in cursive script or all caps serif, and the titles don’t do much except further the enigma.