Barrett Biggers is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Film Synopsis

Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family’s car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the “body” they find it’s a “bigfoot”. They think it’s dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this..). As you guessed, “it” isn’t dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear “Harry” to be, he’s a friendly giant. In their attempts to keep Harry a secret, the Henderson’s have to hide him from the authorities and a man, who has made it his goal in life, to catch a “bigfoot”.

About the Artist

My work focuses on original dark-edged surrealism and wildlife/nature. I also focus on designs themed and inspired by film, books, games, anime, manga, Eastern culture and comics.  I have many different art styles over the years ranging from black and white vintage/traditional ornate graphic design and illustration to digital art that looks more traditional, or “Tra-Digital” art. I also focus on photo manipulation work on some pieces to create unique and hyper realism surreal landscapes and portraits. I enjoy experimenting with new techniques in the digital world everyday making something new and different. I am a full-time artist printing and shipping orders and freelance working from my home studio in Orlando Florida USA.

Why did you choose this film?

I grew up in the 80s and one movie in particular was a favorite and that was Harry and the Hendersons. I have always been fascinated with nature, forests and the legend of Bigfoot. This just was a fun and great way to represent the big fella if he were to come into our society. The design of Harry and the animatronics are nostalgic and beautiful – reminds me of being a kid when I watch it. I also am a big fan of John Lithgow.

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

Well I will be having 2 alternative movie posters featured in the Creature Features Gallery in Los Angeles for a Mad Max Tribute show in August and a Stanley Kubrick Tribute show in November TBA. I am currently working on the major arcana tarot card set of original designs in my dark surrealism fantasy photo-real style and will hopefully get a Kickstarter going to print out decks as soon as I get more finished. Always some shirt designs, movie posters and fan art in-between!

Be sure to check out all of Barrett’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of his Harry piece real soon.

Barrett Biggers