The Green Children are inspired by mythical lore and retro-sci-fi themes. They are a vessel for exploring this era, not through the lens that the world has provided, but one that is friendlier, in focus, and I believe we are all Green Children (people of the natural world). When I started this series, it was with an expressed interest in attacking the food industry. There had to be a villain out there I could put a face to. I wanted a clear answer to why my body was failing and I couldn’t get them. I wanted to find the injustice and dismantle it. At the time, I would have done anything to regain some control of my well-being. I began pondering all this and eventually turned my sights outward believing that if I was in need of attention, perhaps there were many others just like me. The list of what leads to human suffering today seems endless. I ended up incredibly depressed and felt there was no way to make art out of it, and then I did.
Nicholas Criscitelli was born in Springfield, MA. He attended High school in Florida and immediately left after graduation to travel the four corners of the globe. Upon returning to Florida, he enrolled in art school to pursue his passion for visual expression. He received his BFA from the University of Central Florida in 2011. His exhibition credits include Orlando Museum of Art, UCF Art Gallery, Godspeed Gallery, KMDG Studios, Current Art Gallery, and Rabbit Foot Records Gallery. He currently lives and works in Sanford, FL with his fiancé and tuxedo cat.
*Free event, open to public (Exhibition period: June 16th – July15th from 8:00am to 6:00pm)