Painter and sculptor Jaime Molina creates characters that echo traditional folk art with a modern twist. Built out of materials such as nails, wood, and anything he can get his hands on, the bearded sculptures and other characters populate a world filled with melancholic inhabitants called Cuttytown which he describes as "pretty much free of convention and normal society stuff" and that "they do what they want all the time." Molina tells tales of characters that, to varying degrees, represent his family and friends. They also portray people and their habits in general—a loose play on our own existence.
I'm not sure how my created world evolved the way it has. I try and put as much of myself in my work so maybe it translates into the characters I make and paint... I work intuitively so it's hard for me to articulate why everything is how it is. It's just what makes sense to me.+