I found an old book in a second hand store entitled CHUMS containing great stereotypical boys stories from the 50’s. Cowboys, Indians, Bank Robbers, Fighting. Great adventures I’m sure intended for the most boyish of boys. It got me to thinking just how difficult it would have been to grow up in an era when gender roles were so cut and dry. Makes it hard to breath just thinking about it.
Here is my CHUMS Fairy. A man-boy who likes to fly about with wings upon his shoulders and a magic wand to fight evil.
Oil on paper and collage