Kelly Kerrigan is a mixed media artist from Nashville, Tennessee who specializes in painting “forest creatures intermingling with Pop Culture” and making “tramp lamps” from ladies’ undergarments. Wait, lamps out of women’s frilly underthings? We have so much in common! Oh, sure, it’s weird when a guy does it. Whatever, you guys.
But we’re not here to talk about the tramp lamps — we’re here for the cool pop culture art. After her husband’s passing, Kerrigan has helped support herself and her son with her passion for art. Thirty-eight paintings we liked are included in the gallery here, with pop culture references ranging from old school rap, Star Wars, Back to The Future and other ’80s movies, and more Star Wars, all of it mashed up with the imagery of botanical studies and pastoral landscapes.
[All pictures via Kelly Kerrigan. Thanks to Burnsy for the tip.]
Today Was a Good Day
Sweep the leg, birdie!
I can feel it coming in the air tonight.
Check out the cool ’80s laser backdrop. What could possibly make this better?
CUTE BUNNIES! Ah, that’s better.
And now, a brief break from Star Wars bunnies for a Geordi La Forge bird.
Spike Lee’s Character Mars Blackmon
Prints available in Kerrigan’s Etsy store.
This guy autotunes all his chirps.
“Here is Pilot Sundown from the 1985 classic Top Gun painted as a Junco bird.”
Colonel Saul Tigh from Battlestar Galactica
based on The Treacherous Three
Kool Moe chickaDee?
Turbo & Ozone from the 1984 masterpiece Breakin’.
Who thought Duckie from Pretty in Pink would ever be getting $550,000 per episode of Two and a Half Men?