May 7th – September 31st, 2021
The Boiz capture fleeting emotions that pass throughout the day. When seen in a large grouping, it feels as they will engulf us with their personalities. With their familiarity comes an eeriness and friendliness at once. It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if one were to start moving or speaking.
Desiring to turn his 2D drawings into 3D figures, each Boi is a direct reflection of how Tyler was feeling the day it was conceived. Some days have been happier than others which you can see in their bright, childlike demeanor. Frowns, X’s for eyes, and small circles for mouths denote the bad days. It’s not uncommon for artists to create through their feelings and Tyler stands with the majority. The negative and sometimes scary thoughts that linger in the back of his head were put into a new goofy figure, something for people to laugh at and with. The scariest things to him are always what can’t be seen, so to personify these unseen emotions and be able to stare them in the face makes them not so scary. In essence, the Boiz serve as a constant reminder to not take life too seriously and never lose your inner child.
About the Artist
Tyler is the 31-year old owner and operator of 5150 Chocolate Co. in Delray Beach. He began sculpting with chocolate that was messed up during production and unusable. During this time, he picked up a welder to fix and modify machinery in the factory, but it soon turned into a whole new art form.