Sam Lasseter is a sculptor born and raised in Sonoma County, California.
In his playful sculptural works, Lasseter strives to bring a sense of play and humor to the white wall gallery setting. In his current body of work, he enlarges classic American toys and candies. Inspired by the pop art movement, the work is built hyper realistically to capture every detail of the object.
Lasseter explains “I want the viewer to be able to recall their own memories of the candy or toy; the way it tasted, where they would eat or play with it, how it sounded when opened or dropped.” Each piece is juxtaposed by the white wall gallery setting to inject humor and nostalgia into said space. Fundamentally, the work is meant to exhibit a playful absurdity while connecting with the viewer and allowing adults to feel like kids.
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