Tableau is a new installation by Hadley Hooper, a painter, illustrator, and Denver native.
Intrigued by the dramatic angles and tucked-away spaces of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Colorado artist Hadley Hooper illustrated, printed, scanned, and enlarged her hand-drawn images to set the scene. Hooper's work as a picture book illustrator and her connection to creation myths inspired this theatrical environment.
"These images are familiar, and maybe a bit unsettled. They could be oversized creatures from a picture book of fairy tales, but the story is deliberately left undefined," says Hooper.
The story is now yours to tell. Wander through the space, sit on the moon, rest on the swings, and pose in the belly of the whale
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website