While many of his visuals create an almost uncomfortable feeling, upon further inspection, it is often due to the extremely precise message they are trying to illustrate. He brilliantly plays upon the correspondence of humans to primates, with interspersed touches of representatives of science and the human heart. This triggers cause for deep inner reflection, the true mark of the ability of a great artist.
Ranging from sculptures, to paintings, to illustrations, his views on the modern world as we know it are clearly reflected within his, at times, satirical take on many topics. With his captivating, yet crushing displays of the fallacies present in modern society, it is almost all too real, or surreal rather, to fully digest, and is a poignant way of drawing his audience’s attention to issues he finds important, such as politics or finance.
Craig LaRotonda’s works take the audience to a primitive part of their existence as a human being, and require us to regard ourselves as mechanical, as raw, as animals, as fearful creatures, awe-inspired by grandiose images of “good” and “evil”. These works inspire doubt, fear, love, and a multitude of other emotions that perfectly capture human nature, all with an underlying tone of what a truly holy experience said nature is.