Born in 1987 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dylan (or as he signs his works, Rust This World) creates work that is an amalgamation of influences and themes that have stuck with him from his childhood. Having grown up in New Mexico, there is a heavy southwestern folk art influence to many of his settings and characters. As a child in America, he also grew up with Saturday morning cartoons and Disney movies and has incorporated many of those elements, like bright colors, exaggerated proportions, and thick lines, in his work as well.
Dylan’s purpose with his work is to tell stories. His characters are human, yet animalistic; beautiful, yet unnerving. Every piece is linked to each other, taking place in same universe. Each image is like a film still from an animated movie that doesn’t exist, with the narrative and story growing and expanding with each new piece.