mold (noun)

  1. the frame on or around which an object is constructed
  2. (verb) to knead or work (a material, such as dough or clay) into a desired consistency or shape
  3. a superficial often woolly growth produced especially on damp or decaying organic matter or on living organisms by a fungus (as of the order Mucorales)

-Merriam Webster Dictionary

I am Maxwell Turpin (AKA mold), a freelance illustrator, 3d modeler, VR enthusiast and coder. I graduated from University of Oregon in Spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine arts in Digital Arts.

I am fascinated with the way that digital content breaks down over time, whether through repeated compression or corruption. These fragments of corruption, whether done intentionally or over time, is what I call Mold. I pull forgotten content from Internet archives as inspiration for my strange works.

My obsession is collecting fragments of a story in different mediums and combining them to create new interpretations and self-reflections. Featured in my works are big-eyed animals that seem to be unsettlingly familiar to picture book characters. My aim is to bring attention to the ambiguities between our waking and dreaming selves.