Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistTom Carlos CollectionPeople
Description When I was 4 years old, my mother told me the Cucuy (Mexican boogeyman) was coming for me because I was misbehaving. When she described him to me, I was terrorized and immediately cleaned up my act.When I got older, I knew it wasnt real, yet the terror I had experienced as a child rooted itself deep down in my soul. To this day, Im still very uncomfortable in the dark. This is the legend, and the image that was forever created in my mind.El Cucuy is a Mexican urban legend. Legend says that once upon a time a father was very angry at his children for misbehaving. As a matter of punishment, he decided to lock them in his closet to learn their lesson. After a while, he decided to go to town and run some errands, but he forgot to take his children out of the closet. When he came back from town, he saw that somehow his barn and house had caught on fire, which killed the children. They were burned to ashes and their bodies were never found. The father was cursed for eternity and compelled to look for them in closets everywhere. As time passed, his insanity twisted his mind and he grew an appetite for children. He now hunts them in closets at night, waiting for the right moment to pounce.
Tom Carlos, San Jose, CA Member Since February 2015 Artist Statement Tom Carlos was born and raised in San Jose, California. He is the son of migrant farm workers who settled in the Santa Clara valley, an agricultural region which would later become known as the Silicon Valley. As a teenager, he would sort and pick fruit at local orchards during school breaks. At the age of 18, Tom joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, and was honorably discharged after 4 years of active service. He later enrolled in the O.I.C. (Opportunities Industrialization Center) program and was formally trained as an electro-mechanical draftsman. Tom started working and at the same time, attended evening classes for the first 10 years of his career. After 45 years of employment, providing manufacturing, engineering, and graphic design services to various high technology companies, Tom has retired to become a full-time artist.