Trenton Doyle Hancock: Me a Mound
Trenton Doyle HancockISBN: 0971367078;
Its the Mounds versus the Vegans in their inaugural published battle, and the heat is on. This first monograph and storybook from a major young African-American artist describes an ancient conflict: the peaceful, organic Mounds may have been created by the same father, Homerbuctas, who made their violent, nightmarish enemies the Vegans, but the two clans have been caught up in a tragi-comic struggle through nearly a decadeAs installations, paintings, drawings and etchings. Me a Mound combines biblical allusions, gags, food, and sex as it describes their saga in HancockAs laconic Texan prose and lays it out in his explosively colorful paintings. ItAs filled with new work created just for the book and a comprehensive overview of HancockAs oeuvre, on top of the entire Mounds versus Vegans saga to date, plus trading cards and inserts. Once readers have ventured through the die-cut cover into HancockAs universe--whether they are followers of contemporary art who recognize his name...
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