Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Donald Fodness

#99: Donald Fodness At first glance, the works of Donald Fodness -- which range from intricate drawings to full-blown assemblages, installations and performance pieces -- might seem like chaos personified, filled with a million unrelated things that make your mind go a little crazy, if in a good way. But in reality, every piece Fodness finishes is a well-conceived schematic of interlaced relationships between shapes and thoughts, one thing leading into another. They are funny, strange, mind-blowing and utterly original; we like to think of the artist as kind of a Bill Amundson on LSD.

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