kukucaju offers up a candy coloured world of childhood phantasms and absurd anthropomorphism.

 

Both progressive and regressive, sweet and soured, playful and peculiar,

the kukucaju aesthetic fuses low tech art-making with the wide-eye naïvety of a child and the reluctant knowing

of an adult. 

 

Taking inspiration from shadowy story telling, the spectres of childhood and all things that amuse and frighten, kukucaju often draws from the dark side of the imagination and aims to fuel the creative furnaces of young and old.

 

Art world precursors include Edward Gorey, Roz Chast, Grammar Rock

and Whacky Packs .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kukucaju’s unique brand of serious-proof art has been cooking since 2007. 

Each piece is made entirely 

by hand by artist 

Judy Anderson at kukucaju

headquarters in Damascus, Ontario using latex, acrylic, vintage buttons, beads, and various odd bits on salvaged plywood, off cuts and finished with a clear lacquer.

 

Judy often works in collaboration with her children Lolly Declan. 

Working collaboratively with children (and adults who are keen), to transform their drawings into original artwork for their walls is a favorite part of the

kukucaju project.  

 

 

Many mini's

Many mini's

Baby Bother 2018

Baby Bother 2018

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judy ax.jpg

Lorna 5 dogs

Lorna 5 dogs

The Child Catcher

The Child Catcher

Red and Wolf

Red and Wolf

Lumberjack

Lumberjack

Big Foot

Big Foot

yeti

yeti

Evil Ice Cream Man

Evil Ice Cream Man

Candy Factory at Night

Candy Factory at Night

Feed Me Bear

Feed Me Bear

Giraffes kukucaju original 2016

Giraffes kukucaju original 2016

Scorpion

Scorpion

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sleeptalker_applicationTOAE.jpg

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sleepwalker_applicationTOAE.jpg

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porridge bear.jpg

Patti

Patti

etienne

etienne

sergio 2

sergio 2

sergio 1

sergio 1

Cleo

Cleo

lulu

lulu

maya on orange

maya on orange

ruby-sue

ruby-sue

rocket boy

rocket boy

picnic bear

picnic bear

coyote

coyote

declan bogeyman

declan bogeyman

death becomes her

death becomes her

campfire cowboy

campfire cowboy

chicken pox

chicken pox

poodle in pj's

poodle in pj's

big sister and baby bother

big sister and baby bother

fiesta donkey

fiesta donkey

angry red

angry red

yipee ki yay cowboy

yipee ki yay cowboy

pirate pip

pirate pip

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judy studio_edited.jpg

Thanks for looking!

 "Judy!

Monsieur Grenouille has arrived and I am so blown away I don’t know what to say. For starters he’s huge, it’s incredible. The colours are sensational!  I love his teeth and his gangly feet. He’s even wearing a jewel.

I’m thrilled to death with my custom Kukucaju creation!"

                                                                             Patti, Toronto 

 

 

 "Got the paintings Judy!  I'm so excited,  they look fantastic. I will share your info with all my dog loving friends!  Thanks for the great work."

                                                                         Melanie, Ottawa