Piece description from the artist
Toys is a piece that harkens back to my industrial design roots and features figurative shapes while playing with composition and color schemes – little creatures, shiny toys, and childlike play on primitive color.
Claudia Smalley is a first-generation Polish-American artist whose parents immigrated to Chicago in the late 1970s. She has shown work extensively in Chicago, and at national venues including the Polish Museum of America.
Claudia has been featured in local/national/international print publications such as the "Chicago Reader":http://www.chicagoreader.com/, "CBS Chicago (web edition)":http://chicago.cbslocal.com/, "Business News Daily":http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/, and "La Republica":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Repubblica