Artist's Statement

 

"I have loved monsters for as long as I can remember.  I was fortunate to have a mom who took my brother and me to see movies like GORGO, MOTHRA, and KONGA when we were toddlers.  Discovering Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine when I was ten further solidified that love.  

A more subtle influence growing up in Florida during the 60s was seeing remnants of the post-modern Tiki movement.  A major memory was my mom playing Martin Denny’s original “Exotica” album.

As a teenager, I used my artistic abilities to make puppets and monsters.  My first full creature suit was a replica of the Metaluna Mutant from THIS ISLAND EARTH, which was awarded first prize by Rick Baker at a Houston sci-fi convention in 1977.  This experience gave me the confidence to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in effects.

In 1995, I formed Total Fabrication, a specialty costume company that has been serving the industry for over 20 years.  In recent times, I have decided to do art for its own sake, starting with some digitally-manipulated prints on canvas.  Eric October’s Atomic Tiki Terrors show at Creature Features inspired me to produce my first dimensional piece, combining monsters and Tiki, two things that I discovered so many years ago."

© 2019 by Kenneth J. Hall.  The photographs and videos on this web site are the property of Kenneth J. Hall and others, and may be downloaded for reference purposes only. None of this material may be used on another web site, publication, or for any other purpose without prior permission from Kenneth J. Hall.

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