Known for his art sculptures, paintings and toys, Jim McKenzie presents “Friends With Death” which documents the step by step process of the Grim Reaper sculpture. It was later displayed as a center piece in McKenzie’s solo exhibition, “Art Of Character” (June 29th-August 4th 2019).
“McKenzie began creating the piece in November of 2018. Initially, the sculpture was not meant to be of the Grim Reaper, but of a friendly skull. Within the second month of the sculpting process, McKenzie experienced a loss in his immediate family. The following month his son was born. The two events unconsciously influenced a change in the sculpture’s direction, resulting in what is seen here. ”