Mackenzie Thorpe: A World of his Own

Mackenzie Thorpe. In The Land Of A Dream. Lithograph.
Mackenzie Thorpe. Sweetheart. 2012 Calendar (Front) by TeNeues.
Mackenzie Thorpe. Sweetheart. 2012 Calendar (Front) by TeNeues.
Mackenzie Thorpe. 2012 Calendar (Back) by TeNeues.
Mackenzie Thorpe. 2012 Calendar (Back) by TeNeues.

I finally bought my 2012 calendars two weeks ago – by March, the pickings are slim, and I was drawn to this one by Mackenzie Thorpe. There are many illustrators, graphic designers and artists that I greatly admire for their visual richness and ingenuity, some of whom were also featured in that pile of 2012 calendars, but few moved me the way Mr. Thorpe’s work did, and, still does. I want to know these people. How are their lives? What are their loves? What are their thoughts? Are they happy? Are they sad? They kind of look…both.

Mackenzie Thorpe. In The Land Of A Dream. Lithograph.
Mackenzie Thorpe. In The Land Of A Dream. Lithograph.

I want to be under that night sky.

Mackenzie Thorpe. Under a Moon. Serigraph.
Mackenzie Thorpe. Under a Moon. Serigraph.

I want to walk alongside those sheep at bloody sunset…

Mackenzie Thorpe. High on the Land. Lithograph.
Mackenzie Thorpe. High on the Land. Lithograph.

– in fact, I can’t even think of them as pictures – I think of them as a world I could inhabit. The longer I look at them, the longer I ruminate – I have more questions about the going-ons of Thorpe’s world!

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