Head Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery
David Gilhooly | Nogfrog, Inventor of the Wheel, Squirrel's Fertility Goddess
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If there’s anybody in this exhibition that can lay claim to creating an entire world, it’s David Gilhooly. David Gilhooly, of course, is known for his creation of the “Frog World” and we see here two examples of this body of work. Nogfrog, Inventor of the Wheel and Squirrel‘s Fertility Goddess, both from the early 1970s. In creating his personal mythology, Gilhooly really draws on his interest in anthropology and in other cultural sources such as science fiction and Hollywood movies. The "Frog World" is a world, which is, in some ways, very much like ours with the difference that when souls were choosing their bodies, instead of choosing human forms, they chose frog bodies. And so, from that point on, the "Frog World" evolved according to its own set of conditions but in many ways parallels what happened in the world that we know.