- the frame on or around which an object is constructed
- (verb) to knead or work (a material, such as dough or clay) into a desired consistency or shape
- 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.