Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou
The paintings in the 2007 Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou exhibition depict an otherworldly landscape, a classic tale of the battle between good and evil. In this series, Baseman invites viewers to feel the atmosphere and mood through color and fluid energy that inhabit the Forest of ChouChou.
When the WildGirls are under the influence of Demons, ChouChous use their powers to take away and absorb negative energy and hate. They then ooze Creamy Gooey Love out of their bellybuttons, causing them to melt. Unless a WildGirl kisses their head, their skulls dry out and die. Only a being of pure love and absent of hate can kiss them to regenerate their physical bodies so that they can live again.
Shown at Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, California, the exhibition included a collaboration with Mexico City-based artist Amor Muñoz.