Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Paul Moschell

#16: Paul Moschell

Artist Paul Moschell doubles as a sweet-hearted animal-lover and an eccentric-about-town who, when he's not painting whimsical characters on paper and matchboxes or building disturbing pieces out of doll parts and other objects (some of them sharp and pointy), shoots video selfies of himself dancing with his teacup chihuahua, Tootie Lynn. His latest project, a series of assemblage hats and headpieces, seems more at home in a gallery than in a hat shop, as does the tattooed and muscular Moschell himself. What makes the world spin for this walking, talking artwork-in-process? Read his answers to the 100CC questionnaire for a different spin on the arts.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Lonnie Hanzon

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