Title: The Bobbits
My name is Marty Abbe-Schneider, and I am an artist based out of Los Angeles. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College in 2014. I am submitting my characters 'The Bobbits' to be featured on the Micro Wallet. I developed the bobbits as a figurative template, which I use to experiment with visual storytelling in my work. I use them to inject whimsy and humor into my pieces, and to create narrative tableaus. With these tableaus, I strive for something specific and interesting enough to draw the viewer in, but open-ended enough that the viewer can formulate their own thoughts and ideas about the bobbits as subjects and the situations they occupy within individual pieces. Their minimalism challenges me to use them in new and interesting ways, and challenges the viewer to consider presented scenarios in different ways as well.