Pound Cake Man Protector of Truth - CWU Series 1, #3
Pound Cake Man Protector of Truth - CWU Series 1, #3
"Pound Cake Man Protector of Truth- CWU Series 1, #3" 6x8 inches. Acrylic paint on cut paper layered on stretched canvas. 2018.
This piece is the third painting in a series I hope to create over the next few years.
Who is Pound Cake Man?
Pound Cake Man (also written as Poundcakeman, Poundcake man, Pound cake man, depending on PCM's mood) is a genetically engineered Hensorian being created by the Surgeon General as a present for Orgobus Enik the self-proclaimed Emperor of Everything.
The Surgeon General designed him to be the ideal henchman. For years Poundcake man believed his creator's and owner's lies: that he was nothing but a violent criminal, a brainless "thug", meant to serve his intelligent owner.
He was sent across the universe to gather the force energy that destroys true feelings, this energy is manifested everytime a person hides their true feelings by "saving face" or when the truth about a person is exposed and they are ashamed of their true self and "lose face", the energy forms into a floating orblike creature known as a Globbernaut also known as False Faces.
Poundcake man traversed multiple galaxies but mainly worked within Cathexis 9, the same galaxy that the Cosmic Womb is located in. Everyday Poundcakeman would go find Globbernauts and pound them and eat them. Once ingested the globbernaut would be redirected from the stomach into the distribution center and then be shot through one of the many globbernaut dispersion tunnels and emerge as part of Poundcake Man's body. From each face he consumed Poundcakeman would absorb some of the skills, memories, knowledge and superpowers of the detained Globbernaut. From time to time, the self -proclaimed Emperor of Everything would call him back to his castle to have DNA samples taken from the Globbernauts and for their languages and cultures to cataloged and analyzed for future use in his agenda to colonize the universe.
Luckily, in 2015 AD, Poundcakeman was attempting to gather globbernauts in the Cosmic Womb, but alas, they are incredibly scarce in Space City (the capital of the Cosmic Womb). Angry and tired, Poundcake man had a seismic tantrum in the middle of Lady K's forest. Lady K, caretaker of the forest and its creatures, contacted professional imaginary friend Nina Blue and her magic floating helping hands to calm him down. Nina Blue used her special powers to reach into his mind and free him from all the limiting beliefs the Emperor had brainwashed him into believing. Poundcakeman began to cry tears of relief, for he was free from the mental chains of judgment and brainwashing he had endured for years. He tells Nina Blue how he had been told for years that he was born into a life where he was told everyday that he was nothing but a brainless henchman, a criminal, a thug, but deep down inside he had big dreams,t hat he felt he didn't deserve. With his heart finally awakened and he realizes that he has spent his life being someone who he is not. He tells Nina Blue, that he doesn't want to punch faces, and that deep down inside he has always dreamed to be graceful and to be a gymnast, like Simone Biles (his hero). He also explained that he didn't want to hurt people, he wanted to help people, he had seen tens of thousands of cultures during his travels, worlds of people he'd like to befriend. From that point on Poundcake man has done his best to never to let anyone else define who he is.
After saying all of this the Globbernauts cheered. Poundcakeman apologized to the conglomeration of faces that had become one with his body, and offered to release them from his being. A few decided to leave to carry on their own missions, but many decide to remain a part of him. Many of the Globbernauts explained that they very much enjoyed sight seeing throughout the universe, and now that he was going to stop punching faces, they would like to stay and continue to travel with him.
For the most part, Poundcakeman, has kept his promise to not punch faces, he did try boxing for a bit, but it bothered the Globbernauts. From time to time he will use his pounding power to protect the innocent from Aphophis' plague monsters, the Paryon King's Lurk-bots, and any Munoes engaging in violent crimes.
These days, Poundcake man gets his pounding urges out by pounding other stuff, like pizza dough, monkey bread dough, and as I mentioned earlier: evil robots and self proclaimed evil doers and evil force energies. He continues to travels across the universe learning from the best gymnasts in the Universe, while he and the Globbernauts make a living as intergalactic translators (Globbernauts speak a variety of languages).
A little about the Cosmic Womb Series Project
As many of you have learned from my website or visiting one of my works in person, I am known for making rather large scale works. Be it sculpture, installations or painting, most of it could be considered too large for most people’s homes. Moreover, I have heard from many people that they wish they could afford my paintings but the cost is too high. This has led me on a journey to develop a format for smaller works that are still hand painted but more affordable than works previously available.
The format for this series is based on the 1992 Marvel Universe trading cards I collected as a child. These cards changed my life. I made lifelong friends, fell in love with a new artform and learned about the power of world building.
Each work is painted on watercolor paper with acrylic paint or gouache and affixed with gel medium onto a 6X8 stretched canvas. Create a distinction between this collection of small works and other small paintings I have chosen to mount these works on paper onto canvases that are 3/4th of an inch in depth. Periodically I will release new additions to the series, featuring other characters within the Cosmic Womb narrative.
When you purchase a piece from this series, the funds go towards replenishing supplies and art studio rental costs.
Once the 209 works have been completed, I plan to have the whole series printed as a collection of trading cards. Although this project will take some time, I believe finding more ways to make the work affordable and accessible to those who love it, is worth it. The more it is shared, the more it can grow.
Shipping Info: All paintings will be sent via FedEx, and will require a signature unless you request otherwise. Please allow 7-10 days. If you need it earlier—please let me know.