From the ashes of the Le Petit Prince project comes ‘The Dreams of Le Petit Troy’: a self-portrait photo series in which the subject is 'me' in the form of a 1/6 scale art doll, in the visual style of Gerry Anderson’s ‘Supermarionation’ characters, in images where I embody my personal heroes, cultural influences, and inspirations.
For me, it’s a look back at what has made me who I am, a way to relive significant moments throughout my life and love affair with popular culture. But ‘Le Petit Troy’ is really about fantasy fulfillment. With this series, I can be the hero. I can be the matinee idol, the genius musician, the master artist, the infamous pop star, the legendary athlete. I can do and be all the things I’ve always dreamed of and aspired to, but will never truly experience.
The work combines several media: sculpture, craft, photography, concept. It is not easily defined, but it is satirical, nostalgic, humorous, and heartfelt, and,with hope, it engages the viewer and ignites a sense of wonder.
For inquiries of any kind, email Troy.
as Jedi Knight
LPC as Princess Leia, Tattooine slave
as Andy Warhol
as Elvis Presley in 1968
LPT as Marcel Duchamp in Eliot Elisofon's 1952 photograph, 'Marcel Duchamp descends staircase'
as Indiana Jones
as David Bowie
as Salvador Dalí with La Petite Cate as Gala
as Bob Ross
as Jim Morrison
as Derek Wildstar from Star Blazers
as John and Yoko
LPC as Madonna
as Yves Klein
as The Beatles
as Jimi Hendrix
as Sandy and Danny from Grease
as Muhammad Ali
The Life Aquatic with...Le Petit Troy
as Robert Smith of The Cure
as Michael Jackson
as Willy Wonka
as Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man
LPC as Lady Gaga, or if you will, Lady GuaGua
#ARTPOPART: 2 tributes in one, LPT as a Jeff Koons sculpture of Lady Gaga
as Freddie Mercury
as Eddie Murphy in 'Delirious'
as Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) from 'Say Anything'
LPT in drag as one of my artistic heroes, Frida Kahlo
as Soundgarden's Chris Cornell
as Beck, from his album cover for Sea Change, which was created by Jeremy Blake
LPT as one of my earliest childhood obsessions and heroes, Elton John
as RUN-D.M.C. (and Jam Master Jay)
as Jeff Koons
LPT as Morrissey on the cover of one of my all-time favorite albums, Bona Drag.
as Billy Idol
as Pablo Picasso
as Napoleon Dynamite
"Sorta cools the ankles, doesn't it?"
LPC as Marilyn Monroe and LPT as Tom Ewell from Billy Wilder's "Seven Year Itch".
LPT as Edward Scissorhands
Le Petit Troy as Lestat de Lioncourt, my favorite vampire and creation of writer Ann Rice
LPT as Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula
Are we not 1/6 scale men? We are DEVO
LPT as the Beastie Boys
as Depeche Mode
as Seattle Seahawks first quarterback, Jim Zorn
as artist Cindy Sherman