Stepping into this dreamscape, Arcadia inspired by Henry Darger draws parallels to the imaginative world of the self-taught American artist, known for his fantastical illustrations and intricate narratives.

The soft hues and whimsical patterns of the clouds in the sky are reminiscent of Darger’s portrayal of the ever-changing weather in his Realms of the Unreal. There’s a sense of movement, an untold story, and a silent dialogue between the elements, much like the interplay of characters in Darger’s intricate tales. Yet, Degard’s piece is unique in that the absence of figures leaves space for interpretation and imagination, inviting viewers to weave their narratives.


oil on wood, size on request, 2023, Degard