Heyday Guardians, 2009
Heyday Guardians are the keepers of playfulness and fun, as George considers a toy store a sacred place for kids. Oversized, these ceramic figures reach out to visitors with outstretched hands holding various toys, inviting the viewer to play.
Instrumental Divide , 2009
Instrumental Divide was George’s MFA thesis work and was first shown in the Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA. Each of the nine larger-than-life ceramic Mariachi Band figures plays an instrument and is dressed in traditional clothes. For George, these bands were often present at large gatherings, as a part of the local culture. His lively depiction of them is a reminder of childhood, as well as celebration.