Wendell Gladstone constantly creates fantastical characters and situations, earnestly asking his audience to possess the same curiosity he does. His work is fanciful, but fierce; colorful, yet stark. His insatiable curiosity and unflinching imagination result in strange amalgams of painting and sculpture. Gladstone focuses on the cyclical nature of events and otherwise morbid imagery takes a lighter note even when sailor ghosts rise from the sea and skulls cascade out of trees. For Gladstone, there is not a contradiction between the humorous and the frightening, the fantastic and the real..