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|The Giant Gila Monster, c.2003
Inspired by really stupid 1950s horror film.
The giant gila monster was in fact, a regular-sized gila monster, attacking a miniaturized set.
The "monster" wore a somewhat bored expression.
One of the taglines of the movie trailer blurted "TERRIFYING an entire population" so that heartily summed it up!
private collection, AZ.
|Hooki Pooki is a strange Halloween costume from the 1950s, owned by pal Rick Lovelace. He calls it "Hooki Pooki", and it was featured in bizarre videos made at Rick's design studio in Oakland, California in the late 1980s.
After watching some of these old videos, we forced Ricky to fish dusty Hooki Pooki out of the closet downstairs. Now Hooki lives again!
"They Made Me Be a Monster!"
Hooki's catchphrase, inspired the title of our "Little Monsters" show, which Hooki Pooki proudly presided over-- the actual original Hooki Pooki, hung high on the wall, overseeing the show and the huge throng of guests at the gala opening.
c.2003 private collection, Arizona
|Ellen J.D.Roberts,Hooki Pooki, and Rick Lovelace. M.A.Dolce photo|
|Superfriends on 1960s table. c.2002|
|Prize winning martini c.2002
|Daily Vitamins & Minerals c.2002|
|Rick Lovelace and I have had 2 featured artist shows together-- "Little Monsters" in August 2003, and "Trick or Treat" in October 2006. Click in the show posters for more detail.|