Heroism is a cross-cultural and historically persistent phenomenon. Martin Hodge’s latest series of observational drawings and watercolours are inspired by contemporary heroes – a collection of children’s toys and figurines.
As elements of material culture, toys act as role models reflecting values and attitudes of the society in which they are produced. Kangaroo and Lamb are joined by Batman, Horse, Mr. Incredible, Spiderman and Gorvan. Hodge explores the personalities and defining features of characters within this unlikely circle of friends.
Image: Mr. Incredible by Martin Hodge