Ryan 'R. THIES' Thies, lead member of the Collective, began describing his artworks as 'Cartoonism' in 2002. That was the title of his first art exhibit, which took place in November 2002. A native Texan, R. THIES relocated to Washington in 2015. He resides in Seattle...flyin' high, under the radar. Some of the creative folk who have influenced R. THIES include: Roy Lichtenstein, MC Escher, Salvador Dali, R. Crumb, Matt Groening, Mike Judge and Dr. Seuss.
'The Fractalization of Woody Woodpecker' Digital, 2021