Hi all! Happy Tuesday. Hope your day is off to a good start as usual. Today I am excited to get Toy Army Tuesday officially back up and running!
Today I bring you a rad little toy - "Bat n Board - Black Sparkly Edition", by Amanda Visell. For those of you unfamiliar with Amanda Visell's work, here is a short bio via her website:
Amanda Visell grew up with a crazy love for vintage Disney. Mousketeers, war era cartoons, a different time. She spent her teens in the pacific northwest during the riot grrl music movement and was captivated by the large community of independent artists and their overall message of equality. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in visual development for animation, eventually becoming a designer and sculptor on stop motion segments for shows like The Simpsons and the feature film Elf. Her career took a sharp turn when she started showing her paintings publicly. Since 2005 she has exhibited her work, lectured, and taught workshops at galleries and museums internationally (not just Canada). She has partnered with brands to develop product lines based on her artwork including Disneyland U.S.A and Kidrobot. In 2007 she formed her own design brand, Switcheroo with notable artist Michelle Valigura. She currently lives in northern Los Angeles with chickens and dogs, she did not go to college. - AmandaVisell.com
I really lucked out nabbing this little guy because he was a limited edition of 25. I had seen the previous editions and unfortunately missed them so I was hell bent on getting the next one that came out - thankfully social media stalking panned out. The piece is hand painted, cast, and sculpted. I originally thought that he was black and glazed in glitter, however, upon further examination I noticed that he is actually clear and jam packed with black glitter. I love how you can see through his wings on a sunny day.
What's cuter than a Bat n Board? For more of Amanda's work please check out here shop: Switcheroo.
Have a great day everyone!
Oh, also - if there is more you would like to know about the toy, or artists in my Toy Army posts - please feel free to let me know! I would love to share more information on what interests you.